Bio [educational events]

Born in Ottawa, Canada, Frank Horvat is an award-winning and critically acclaimed composer and pianist. He maintains an active schedule of recording projects and performances of his own compositions. His portfolio of works consists of chamber, pop/rock, electronic, musical theatre, film, and large ensemble pieces. His music has been premiered on four continents and featured on TV networks like the CBC, HBO & Bravo and a variety of radio stations internationally.

Frank has toured across North America, including his 60+ city Green Keys Tour, and performed at many festivals including Music and Beyond Festival (Ottawa), NuitBlanche (Toronto), The Works Art and Design Festival (Edmonton) and NXNE. Released in 2007, his debut recording, “I’ll Be Good”, featured his original compositions for solo piano. His discography has since grown to over a dozen projects based on social injustices or the wondrousness of life, love and longing on labels such as ATMA Classique, Azul Music, Leaf Music, and Centrediscs.

A graduate of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Frank is also very active within the field of music education. Along with maintaining a private teaching studio working with piano, theory, and composition students, Frank regularly conducts workshops and master classes, adjudicates festivals, and authors articles on music education. Frank is past President of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association and Lakeshore Arts. From 1999 to 2011, Frank was a member of the RCM College of Theory Examiners.

Now residing in Toronto with his wife/manager, Frank is an Associate Composer at the Canadian Music Centre (CMC), a member of the Canadian League of Composers and is passionate about social issues related to human rights and the environment. Learn more about his upcoming projects at

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