Pianist John Roney is one of the most active and visible artists on the Canadian music scene. His versatility as a jazz pianist, classical pianist and composer is unrivalled, demonstrating a mastery of an astonishingly vast range of artistic abilities and sensibilities. Obtaining his baccalaureate in jazz piano, classical piano, and composition from University of Toronto in 2000, he went on to complete his Master’s degree at McGill University in jazz performance.
Since settling in Montreal, he performs frequently with local and international artists. His musical collaborations with many artists have led to various tours throughout Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, and numerous recordings for CBC RadioCanada, Global Television, JustinTime Records, Effendi Records... and at performances throughout Canada and Europe. His work with classical soprano Natalie Choquette has led to performances all around the world including Canada, Japan, China, Europe, and Africa. Further from home, John has performed and/or recorded with legendary international artists such as drummers Peter Erskine, Christian McBride, Phillipe Catherine, composers Johnny Mandel, Gary Kulesha and Alf Clausen. As a composer, John has scored music for orchestra and chamber ensembles and writes music for radio, films, television, and theatrical productions, including transcriptions and arrangements for “The Triplettes of Belleville” (Benoit Charest), “Houdini” and various productions for soprano Natalie Choquette.