Tiina Mitt Flawn - Biography  


Tiina Mitt Flawn is the third generation of a musical family. Her grandfather was Albert Erm, a renowned musician with the Estonia Opera and Symphony Orchestra, where he was the principal percussionist. She attended St.Clement’s School and began her professional studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where she received her A.R.C.T. with first-class honours in 1976. Among the more than 20 scholarships she has received is the Aga Wagstaff Harris Scholarship, awarded to her in 1975. This award has been won by a number of famous concert pianists, including Glenn Gould in 1957. Ms. Mitt Flawn has been a finalist at many prestigious music competitions in North America and Europe. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and has completed a graduate diploma in Performing Arts at the University of Western Ontario. For her Master of Music degree recital at Western, she played the entire Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach, and received a cum laude for her performance. Her professors have included Peter Smith, Clifford Poole and Winfried Wolf. Tiina Mitt Flawn has taken master classes under Guido Agosti, Carlo Zecchi and Winfried Wolf. She studied with Wolf for several summers at the Mozarteum Academy in Salzburg, Austria, when Herbert von Karajan was music director. She was selected each year to perform, representing Canada, in the final concert of the Festspiel.

Tiina Mitt Flawn has given more than 200 piano concerts over the last 20 years, primarily in Canada, the United States, Austria, Germany, Sweden and Estonia. Some of the most noteworthy of these have taken place at Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall, the St. Lawrence Centre’s Jane Mallett Theatre, the University of Toronto’s Walter Hall and Hart House, New York’s Towne Hall, Salzburg’s Wiener Halle, and numerous sold-out recitals at the Glenn Gould Studio. In 1999 she performed in Tallinn, Estonia at the Blackhead Concert Hall to a sold out audience.
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