Vancouver-born classical pianist, Teresa Bowes has established herself as a versatile performer and educator across Canada. Throughout her career she has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, collaborative pianist, choral pianist and orchestral pianist. In 2018, she appeared as a soloist with the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre in a performance of Carnival of the Animals and in 2019, she performed in a sold-out duo recital with violist, Ye Zi, at la Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montreal.
She began studying piano with Joan Hurst at the age of four at the Vancouver Academy of Music, where she discovered her passion for music and performance. By the age of 14, she completed her A.R.C.T. Performance Diploma and eventually went onto complete her Bachelors in Music, studying under Amanda Chan. Since then, Teresa moved her studies to Montreal where she completed her Masters in Piano Performance at the University of Montreal studying under Jimmy Brière, Jean Saulnier and Justine Pelletier in May 2020. She’s also had the pleasure of attending music festivals Domaine Forget and Orford Musique where she studied with such pianists as André Laplante, Stephen Kovacevich, Sara Davis Buechner, David Jalbert and Benedetto Lupo.
It is from her studies with such inspiring professors and colleagues over the years that Teresa discovered a passion for teaching, and passing along the joys of classical music to young new musicians. She has gained extensive experience teaching students of all ages and experience levels. Teresa permanently resettled in Vancouver in 2020 with her husband, violinist/violist Lucian Barz, whom she frequently collaborates and performs with around the Lower Mainland.