BIOGRAPHY

 

       “Having made a name for himself in Canadian music circles as a pianist of rare ability,” 29-year-old Canadian pianist Clinton Giovanni Denoni has performed in North America’s most prestigious recital halls including Cleveland’s Mixon and Kulas halls and Vancouver’s Chan Centre to name a few. He has been deeply inspired by his teacher and mentor Shoko Inoue; “I have been so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Clinton. He has a limitless ability to strive for the hidden beauty found within each piece of music. Clinton's complete dedication to his art, no matter the cost, is inspiring. He has a mastery of technique and control on the piano that few have. On top of his respectful reading, he pours characteristics of life and profound depth, which comes directly from his genuine heart, into every piece of music he touches.”


      In September of 2008, Mr. Denoni was accepted into the University of Victoria and awarded the Cathcart scholarship annually for outstanding academic and pianistic achievement. In June of 2012, he graduated from the University of Victoria with his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. In September of 2012, Mr. Denoni was accepted into the Cleveland Institute of Music and was awarded and maintained a $25,000 annual scholarship for outstanding pianistic and academic achievement. During this time, he had the privilege of collaborating alongside Daniil Trifonov in performance master classes. In May of 2014, he graduated with his Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Mr. Denoni’s most recent orchestral collaborations include The Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra, Thompson Valley Orchestra and Orchestra Philomusica performing Grieg’s A minor Concerto, Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1 and Mozart's Concerto No. 21, respectively. Mr. Denoni has had the immense pleasure of studying with Shoko Inoue, Edward J. Parker, Ian Parker, Dr. Jamie Syer, Marc Durand, May Ling Kwok and Emanuela Friscioni among others.


      Currently, Clinton Giovanni Denoni is actively teaching both privately and on faculty at UBC’s Mozart School of Music as well as adjudicating and performing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This past summer, he was a guest artist and clinician at The Eckhardt- Gramatté Conservatory of Music at Brandon University where he performed and lectured on Dalcroze Eurhythmics.