Energetic and insightful, Jennifer King is a versatile pianist who is equally at home as a soloist or collaborator on the concert stage. With a busy career spanning almost three decades, she has established herself as a sought-after performer and recording artist in the region.
An experienced and skilled musician, Jennifer works with many respected soloists and multidisciplinary artists throughout the Maritimes. Her artistic agility can find her accompanying at universities, touring as a soloist, or working on a multidisciplinary project with other artists. She also performs with chamber groups and orchestras such as Argento Collective or Symphony Nova Scotia.
With a special interest in new music, Jennifer enjoys opportunities to perform Canadian premieres, but also loves exploring older hidden gems as both a solo and chamber musician, frequently showcasing these unique treasures for audiences.
A graduate of Acadia University, Jennifer has a Master of Music in solo piano performance from McGill. She completed post-graduate diplomas at the University of Reading and Royal Academy of Music in London and received numerous prestigious awards including scholarships from Kneisal Hall Chamber Music School in Maine, and two Nova Scotia Talent Trust Awards. Jennifer also received a grant for contemporary music studies at the Britten-Pears School in the UK and Award of Appreciation from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia for her contributions to music.
In 2019, Jennifer’s recording, O Mistress Moon, was nominated for the ECMA and Music Nova Scotia’s Classical Album of the Year. Her second recording, Doolittle: Minute Etudes “Excerpts” (Live) was released in August of 2019.
Audience members comments about O Mistress Moon after the launch January 21, 2018 with Cecilia Concerts Series:
“The program was an adventure… whose episodes were linked by the golden thread of your playing.”
“Wonderful range of colour and texture in your playing.”
“A gorgeous flawless performance in every way.”
“Very beautiful and inspiring.”
“Absolutely lovely and such a pleasure to listen to.”
Review from The Music Room Chamber Series Concert – Stephen Pedersen (Chronicle Herald, NS):
“Adams and King also performed Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestucke, Op 73. The two played as one in a first-rate example of chamber music interpretation. King’s technical clarity and impressively musical phrasing and pacing complemented Adam’s rich sound. King, on piano, was brilliant.”
Review from Rossini’s Opera Cinderella – Giles Woodford (Oxford Times, UK): “Another star was pianist Jennifer King. She kept this enjoyable evening spinning along- and made us forget that there was no orchestra.”