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A Village of Landscapes album

A Village of Landscapes album May 12

I am very happy to announce that my album collaboration with the amazing bassoonist, Sébastien Malette, will be released May 12! Here’s the official unveiling of the album cover… Sébastien commissioned me to compose A Village of Landscapes, a 13-piece suite for bassoon inspired by photos of stirring natural landscapes in Canada. Each photo was […]

Sebastien Malette (bassoon), Allison Wiebe (piano), Frank Horvat (composer, producer), Kirk Starkey (recording engineer)

Recording A Village of Landscapes

There’s no better way to end a year than making music with wonderful people! Case in point, it was a great pleasure to spend the last 2 days recording with Sébastien Malette at Port Nelson United Church in Burlington. He commissioned me to compose a suite of solo bassoon pieces called A Village of Landscapes. […]

Piano Therapy Virtual Tour by composer and pianist Frank Horvat

Starting the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour

I am pleased to announce that production work is now complete for the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour and we are ready to begin! The tour is a series of hybrid events featuring the private screening of my solo piano concert film where I perform my compositions based on my own challenges and successes battling depression. […]

Odin Quartet with Frank Horvat at Canterbury Music recording studio

From Oblivion to Hope…album recorded!

After 2 consecutive intense days at the Canterbury Music Company, my recording sessions with the Odin Quartet are now complete! Along with one day of recording in July, we’ve collectively recorded 9 of my compositions for string quartet that will make up an album called ‘From Oblivion to Hope’. The album will have a serious […]

Fractures with soprano Meredith Hall and composer Frank Horvat


For the past year, I have been working with my good friend and acclaimed soprano, Meredith Hall, on a large-scale song cycle for voice and piano called Fractures. It has been a wonderful collaboration as I have been sharing the 13 songs and getting her feedback as I completed each. That phase in our collaboration […]

Andrew Lamb and Frank Horvat with Endless Films at the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour shoot

Piano Therapy Virtual Tour Filming Complete

It was a beautiful sunny day to complete filming of the b-roll and interview portions of the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour, thanks to our wonderful crew, director, Andrew Lamb and Alex and Iain from Endless Films.

 Public speaking is something that I have regularly done over the years but having specific points to cover, especially […]

Project Dovetail album by Frank Horvat (Centrediscs release)

Inspired To Be My Best

Today, I’m doing something for the 14th time in my career…releasing a new album! You might think that with so many albums out there, it must be old hat. Au contraire, it’s always very exciting! From the time an album is conceived to the day you release it, it’s usually a very lengthy process. But […]

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 […]

Last Teaching Weekend Before Summer

The Joy of Teaching

Today is my final day teaching piano for this school year. That feels more poignant than past years as I have spent most of 20-21 only being able to see my students online. We all survived thanks to technology. But, also thanks to our collective enjoyment of music. I can’t remember a past time where […]

Spotify Playlist - Limitless Music Discoveries

Coming Together on Spotify

One of my favourite daily rituals is listening to music. These days, I’m using Spotify as my main source to listen and discover new music. I recently went out of my way to see how many of my own personal connections and music colleagues have their music on Spotify. I was surprised to see many […]

What Goes Around Film Fest

What Goes Around Film Fest

When my album of minimalist / loop-oriented music, What Goes Around, came out in October 2019, on the Centrediscs label, I had a vision that it would be a wonderful experience to have filmmakers and video artists interpret the “loopy” nature of the music through moving visuals. So I commissioned 6 Canadian artists to do […]

Music for Self-Isolation album recording at Roy Thomson Hall

Preparations Behind Something Big

My wife/manager, Lisa, and I have had a pretty constant routine these past bunch of years as we roll through different creative music projects. And we’ve been very lucky to have worked on a number of large projects in that time. But this latest one seems extra special! From January 11-13, 2021, we will be […]

My Spotify Playlists (Photo by Puria Berenji on Unsplash)

My Spotify Playlists

Other than composing, playing and teaching music, I also LOVE listening to music! Any and all styles, I’m always interested in discovering new things. In recent years as Spotify has come along, I appreciate their playlists where you can basically make “mix tapes” on various themes. It’s also interesting to see how my own music […]

Sky's the limit! (Photo by Francesco Ungaro on Unsplash)

5 Ideas to Help Musicians Now…go ahead, take them!

Since the COVID pandemic began, I’ve been racking my brain in trying to come up with new ideas about how I should be functioning in this new reality of musical life. I feel grateful to have conceived and been facilitating the Music for Self-Isolation project, but I still feel that our music community could use […]