2022 Adjudicators

Lisa Tahara

PIANO – Level 6

Japanese-Canadian pianist Dr. Lisa Tahara has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in venues across Europe, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Since her orchestral debut with the Burnaby Symphony at the age of fifteen, Lisa has performed with numerous orchestras including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and most recently, the Danube Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, Hungary.

As a student, Lisa earned numerous top prizes in festivals and competitions including the Canadian Concerto Competition, the Canadian Music Competition, the National Canadian Registered Music Teachers Association and the Shean Piano Competition. After obtaining her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Victoria, Lisa completed both her Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees at the University of Toronto in performance & pedagogy. While completing her pedagogy coursework, Lisa was a group class teacher and private instructor for the University of Toronto’s Piano Pedagogy Program.

A devoted and passionate music educator, Lisa is currently on faculty at the University of Toronto. Her students have been awarded many top prizes in music festivals over the years. In addition to being a member of the College of Examiners for The Royal Conservatory of Music since 2018, Lisa has been a senior adjudicator for several music festivals and competitions in Canada including the Kingston Kiwanis Festival, the ORMTA Central Toronto Branch Scholarship Competition, the Merriam Music Festival and Yip’s Music Festival.

More information can be found at www.lisatahara.com.