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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 recording artist, performer, and creator, Edward strives to create meaningful connections with listeners while breaking down stylistic barriers in the classical music world. He holds an enthusiasm for compelling programming and enjoys combining the old with the new.

Edward’s debut EP Refuge, released in early 2021 and featuring works for solo piano, explores 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 and features works for piano duo and piano/cello. Edward received a nomination for Classical Composer of the year at the 2023 East Coast Music Awards. 
As a soloist and collaborative performer, he performs regularly across Canada, working with such ground-breaking forces as India Gailey, David Potvin, and Rose-Naggar-Tremblay. His compositions have been premiered and performed around the world, and 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 music and performances can be heard regularly on CBC Radio and Radio Canada.
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. Edward also runs marathons and is an avid baseball fan. (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.”