Earth in the Light & Piano Therapy Concerts

Frank Horvat - composer & pianist

Toronto pianist Frank Horvat likes to do things his way, not anyone else’s. He ignores genre boundaries and isn’t afraid to mix politics with art. – John Terauds, Ludwig van Toronto

Classical Music Magazine’s Podcast
Composer and pianist Frank Horvat talks to Chris Gunness about working with depression in the music industry, and his campaigning for causes ranging from human rights to environmentalism.

Earth in the Light, Earth at Night Concert

Eco-warrior Frank Horvat keeps his concert audience in the dark… Earth Hour [A Little Dark Music] is a relaxing, contemplative experience. It’s arpeggio-filled pop-classical-style music somewhat reminiscent of Philip Glass’s solo piano work. – Victoria Times Colonist

An ode to our planet in turmoil, this is an otherworldly programming experience. Storytelling composer and pianist, Frank Horvat, takes audiences on an environmental journey, capping the evening off with Earth Hour, the 60-minute continuous piano piece, always performed in the dark. Performed in almost 100 concerts in North America, it is a magical night of music that affects audiences long after the music ends.

Earth Hour
(composed by Frank Horvat – a 60-minute soundtrack for the planet. Best ‘viewed’ with eyes closed!)

Piano Therapy Tour

Frank Horvat performs and speaks at the Gala for Mental Health at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts

Frank Horvat performs and speaks at the Gala for Mental Health at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts

FEATURE | It’s Time To Talk About Classical Music’s Mental Health Problem

Mental Health can be a difficult subject but envelop it in poignant music with an expert storyteller and you get an evening that ends stigma and gives audiences rare access to peer into another’s soul. The core program for the
Piano Therapy Concert is a 75-minute solo piano performance mixed with the sharing of personal stories and the inspirations behind the pieces. Includes pieces from his album about his own mental health journey, You Haven’t Been.

Deeply personal and profoundly beautiful music.
WholeNote Magazine

Piano Therapy Concert on World Mental Health Day – October 10, 2018


  1. Despair Frank Horvat 2:47
  2. Distant Frank Horvat 3:24
  3. ZeeZoo Snaps Frank Horvat 6:20
  4. Filler' Up Frank Horvat 8:33
  5. Desolate Heart Frank Horvat 2:46
  6. Realizations Frank Horvat 3:10
  7. The Resolve Frank Horvat 7:44
  8. Longing Frank Horvat 3:40
  9. Crestfallen Frank Horvat 3:09
  10. Life for Mars Frank Horvat 5:26
  11. Almost an Island Frank Horvat 3:57
  12. Silent Struggle Frank Horvat 2:35
  13. Diverging Crossroads Frank Horvat 8:31


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Darkly beautiful and deeply compelling. It is truly a work of art. –


Interviewed by Anya Wassenberg, Ludwig van Toronto

Interviewed by Ingrid Taheri, High Notes Avante Productions

…grants one rare access to peer into the soul of a tormented artist that none of us can get enough of.    – Indie Music Reviews

Frank Horvat - composer, pianistFRANK HORVAT
One of the most inventive songwriters to come out of the contemporary scene in Canada (WholeNote Magazine), this award-winning composer’s music explores a wide array of themes from the wondrousness of life, love, and longing to social justice issues. Musically emotional and intense, Frank Horvat is an accomplished multi-genre composer and pianist who has made the tricky musical leap that allows him to pursue a niche of his own (Edmonton Journal). With a continuously growing discography and composition premieres on four continents, his works have been featured in plays, films, and on TV and radio networks internationally.

I have had the great honour of presenting many of the world’s top musicians over the past 20 years. But 4 albums in 1 week?? FANTASTIC!!!
– Julian Armour, Artistic Director, Music & Beyond Festival

With a growing portfolio of social justice compositions, Frank has been involved in numerous artivist projects from the #music4HRDs social media action campaign, to the For Those Who Died Trying project, the Green Keys Tour, The Current Agenda, and his Piano Therapy Concerts.

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