Allison Wiebe Benstead, Accompanist

A leading interpreter of contemporary music, pianist Allison Wiebe Benstead is a frequent performer throughout North America and UK. Allison holds a Masters of Music in Piano Literature and Performance studying with James Anagnoson. Currently on the piano performance faculty at Western University in London, Ontario, she maintains an active performing, adjudicating and teaching career.

As a soloist Ms. Wiebe Benstead was a semi-finalist for the 24th Annual Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition for the Performance of Canadian Music, receiving a grant from the Canada Council to attend. As a collaborative musician she performs on piano, keyboards, and melodica with the CONTACT Contemporary Music ensemble in Toronto. In 2011, Allison recorded the works of Brian Eno and Jordan Nobles which was nominated for a Western Canada Music Award.

Allison has been praised by the Globe and Mail for “thought-provoking” and “highly entertaining” programming, and by the New York Times for “methodical and mesmerizing” performances.

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