Thomas Davidson is a graduate of Queen’s University, The Royal College of Music in London, England and McGill University. Hailed for his “impressive command of the instrument”, he is a frequent performer as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician both in Canada and abroad, and also on CBC radio. Davidson has been responsible for the commissioning and première performances of many contemporary Canadian works—including both solo piano and chamber music repertoire. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Trio Chanteclair (soprano, clarinet and piano) and has enjoyed musical collaboration with many composers and fellow chamber musicians.
Associate Professor in the Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University, where he has been teaching piano and musicianship since 1984, Tom also serves as a coordinator for the Performance and Keyboard areas. He also taught at McGill’s Schulich School of Music for over 30 years and took on a number of administrative responsibilities there, including the position of Chair of Musicianship Studies. While teaching piano at McGill, he taught a significant number of piano students at the McGill Conservatory of Music and Marianopolis College (CEGEP) in Montréal.
Davidson has been an executive committee member of the Quebec Music Teachers’ Association and President of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association. He is the Québec Provincial Administrator and Board of Governors member for the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals and is in demand as a workshop animator, examiner/jury member and adjudicator across Canada and in the United States.