Dr. Janet Lopinski has performed as soloist and collaborative pianist, and has presented lectures, workshops and master classes across North America, Europe and Korea. She is a graduate of the Royal Conservatory (ARCT gold medalist), University of Toronto (Bachelor of Music) and University of Cincinnati (Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts).
Her connection with The Royal Conservatory has been long and multi-faceted, including teaching in the Conservatory School, Young Artists Performance Academy and Glenn Gould School, examining both practical and theoretical subjects, serving as Chief Examiner, author, clinician and currently as Senior Director, Academic Programs. Dr. Lopinski has represented the Royal Conservatory in over 200 presentations over the past three decades, including national, provincial, regional and local events, and encompassing every province of Ontario, and much of the United States. As an examiner, she has assessed thousands of students from coast to coast, served as mentor to many new examiners, and now provides leadership for the College of Examiners. She is co-author of the music history handbook “Explorations”, published by the Frederick Harris Music Company and has contributed to numerous other publications and journals.
Dr. Lopinski is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Canadian Chopin Society, an organization dedicated to celebrating the legacy of Fryderyk Chopin by promoting his music and nurturing the development of young artists.