Leslee Heys

Collaborative Pianist

Now in her fourteenth year of collaboration with Shallaway Youth Choir, LESLEE HEYS is more committed than ever to the moral ideals and artistic goals of this ensemble.

Leslee also enjoys many other aspects of music-making in the community: she plays for the award-winning women’s choir Lady Cove, has a dynamic private piano studio, is a sought-after accompanist and adjudicator, and composes in her free time. Her choral settings, particularly of Newfoundland and Labrador songs, have gained national recognition, and are introducing Canadian choirs to the richness of our provincial musical heritage.

Leslee’s skills as coach/ accompanist have led to international performances in more than a dozen countries, as well as participation in Canadian events such as Festival 500, Opera on the Avalon, the National Music Festival, and the rESOund Festival of Contemporary Music. Leslee holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Toronto, a Master of Music Performance from the University of Western Ontario, and an Associateship from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (Performance).