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Edward Enman is a pianist and composer whose music warmly embraces storytelling, multi-media, collaboration, and innovative performance experiences. 

As a soloist and collaborative performer, he performs regularly across Canada, and his compositions have been premiered and performed around the world. He has recently held residencies with the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto, Labo de musique contemporaine de Montréal, Westben Performer-Composer Residency, 1:2:1 Intensive, (Art) Song Lab, and a commission project with the SHHH!! Ensemble.

Edward’s debut EP Refuge, released in early 2021 and featuring works for solo piano, explored the weaving of text with instrumental music, as well as the dynamic energy of improvisation. His first full-length album of original music, “Breathe In, Breathe Out” is funded by FACTOR Canada, will feature works for piano duo and piano/cello and will be released in September 2022.

Dr. Enman holds degrees in solo piano performance from the University of Montréal (DMus), University of Ottawa (MMus), and Acadia University (BM). He is currently based with his family in Montréal, Canada as a pianist, composer, collaborative musician, teacher, and adjudicator. (edwardenman.com)

All the Love That Lies Beneath

by Edward Enman

SATB a cappella – CP 2124 – duration 4:41

“This piece was written during the time I was first learning to be a parent. The melodies throughout began as improvised tunes I would sing to my daughter at some indistinct time in the night. Eventually I wrote some of these melodies down, added words, and melded it all together. The core spark of this piece is the idea of leading a life with love, and to inspire that same love-centered way of living in others. If you start with love, the rest will follow.”