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Helsinki Tram (photo by Tapio Haaja)

Summer in Europe

Well, I feel like the most fortunate person on this planet these past 2 months. Not only did I get a chance to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime Arctic expedition/residency, but I was then able to follow it up with the most wonderful travel adventure with my everything partner, Lisa, in northern Europe. Following my departure […]

Iceberg off the coast of Svalbard

Arctic Circle Expedition Recap

To say that my Arctic Circle Expedition/Residency was a life-changing experience feels like an understatement. As my fellow artists and I returned to Longyearbyen from our odyssey aboard the tall-ship, Antigua, I have been struggling to find the right words to write this post. Visiting the top of the Earth is something that goes beyond […]

Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Arctic Residency/Expedition Underway!

Wow, what an honour and privilege it is to be in this special and unique corner of our planet….welcome to Longyearbyen! Along with other international artists, educators and innovators, this is where I begin a 3-week journey living and composing on-board a Tall Ship while sailing the waters of the international territory of Svalbard, an […]

Arctic Circle Residency Announcement

Going North

I feel very honoured that I have been invited to attend an expedition to the Arctic this coming June! Along with other international artists, scientists, educators and innovators, I will be living and composing on-board a Tall Ship for 3 weeks while sailing the waters of the international territory of Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago just […]

Intro by composer Frank Horvat for Vancouver Bach Choir Premiere

Memories of Self-Isolation Premiere

One day when I look back at my blessed life, the week I just spent in Vancouver will certainly be part of that reflection. My collaboration with Leslie Dala and the Vancouver Bach Choir on the premiere of my cantata, Memories of Self-Isolation, culminated on Saturday with a spectacular dress rehearsal and performance at St. […]

Conductor Leslie Dala and VBC soloists Sarah Jo Kirsch and Fabiana Katz

Rehearsing Memories of Self-Isolation

It was a very special evening for me to attend the Vancouver Bach Choir‘s rehearsal of my cantata, Memories of Self-Isolation. After spending 4 months earlier this year composing and living with this material, I can’t put it into words how special it is to hear actual voices singing it. At times, I was giddy, […]

Memories of Self-Isolation - Vancouver Bach Choir

Memories of Self-Isolation – 1 Month To Go!

Composing, revising and scoring is complete. Rehearsals are underway. Tickets are on sale. Hard to believe that the premiere performance by the Vancouver Bach Choir is just one month away! This has been a major and wonderful project in my life this past year. VBC commissioned me to compose this cantata for vocal soloists, chorus […]

Andrew Lamb, Frank Horvat, Endless Films, Noble Street Studios Crew

Piano Therapy Virtual Tour Filming

It was a physically and emotionally absorbing day to film the first phase of the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour. You would think that playing piano pieces on the theme of mental health for many hours in a row would be draining. But I have to say I felt the complete opposite…the experience was most therapeutic […]

Piano Therapy Virtual Tour - Frank Horvat

Announcing the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour!

I’m very happy to announce that a musical project close to my heart has gotten the go-ahead! It’s called the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour, a series of hybrid events featuring the private screening of my soon-to-be produced solo piano concert film where I perform my compositions based on my own challenges and successes battling depression. […]


A Life Adjustment

For the past 6 months, I have been under the care of Dr. Clarise Chan, an amazing chiropractor who’s clinic is located in the neighbourhood in which I reside here on Toronto’s lakeshore. I became aware of Dr. Clarise after I received a promotional offer to attend her talk, get a free x-ray of my […]

Habits (Photo by Shiromani Kant on Unsplash)

No Shame in Habits

I’m currently reading a fascinating book called The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. The book has effectively compiled many case studies and research from various facets of society showing how having effective and positive habits has the ability to improve our lives. There’s been a few nice nuggets that I’ve learned by reading this […]

Abundance (photo by Photo by Jordan Madrid on Unsplash)

My Limiting Belief That’s Hard To Shake

I’ve worked a lot over they years to improve my mental health especially when it comes to changing my mindset and that inner voice in my head. In a nutshell, it’s been all about not allowing negative thoughts to overwhelm the messaging in my mind and instead focussing on the positive, even when things are […]

What Worries Me

What Worries Me The Most Right Now…

…is that there are many millions of people across this planet who feel that the way they lead their present lives is void of any fulfillment. There’s a lot of other “big” things one can worry about (climate, COVID, etc.), but if you think about it, a lot of these other issues are not even […]

Lake Agnes

Banff – Week 1 Recap

Yes, I am presently in Banff! And as a Canadian musician, all I can say is FINALLY! It’s been my lifelong dream to come here and make music, and my dream has come true. I was actually supposed to be here August 2020 but the pandemic delayed it until now. The Banff Centre campus is […]