Music at the GYMC welcomes renowned pianist Valerie Tryon

GUELPH – Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) will be hosting a concert featuring pianist Valerie Tryon on Feb. 28 at 7:30pm.

Tryon has a career of performances around the world in recital, as a concerto soloist with many of the greatest international orchestras, and as a prolific recording and broadcast artist.

“It is truly an honour for the GYMC to host a concert by Valerie Tryon,” commented Gabriella Currie-Ziegler, executive director of the Guelph Youth Music Centre.

Tryon’s repertoire is vast and diverse and although her particular reputation is for her interpretation of the Romantics – Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov and others, she retains a passion for Debussy and Ravel, initiated by her prize-winning scholarship to Paris as a young student, to study with the distinguished French professor, Jacques Février.

Retiring with an honorary doctorate from McMaster University, where she was artist-in-residence and associate professor for many years, Tryon continues as artist-in-residence and teacher at Redeemer University in between her many concerts and recitals worldwide.

In December of 2017 she was awarded Canada’s highest honour, The Order of Canada, performing at the awards dinner for Governor General Julie Payette.

Tryon has made innumerable albums for many recording companies over the years, some of which are now regarded as collector’s items.

She was an early recipient of the Harriet Cohen Medal and most recently the Liszt Memorial Plaque was bestowed on her by the Hungarian Minister of Culture in recognition of her lifelong promotion of Franz Liszt’s music.

Tickets are $40 for adults; $35 for seniors, $20 for students and $10 for children 10 years old and younger.

Tickets are available at the GYMC main office or online at