David Vandereyk is a pianist and music educator living in Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the University of British Columbia; his principal teachers were Jane Coop and Robert Silverman. David's interest in physiologically-based and injury-preventive piano technique led him to pursue further studies including the Alexander Technique, the Taubman Approach, and training with Nelly Ben-Or in London, England and Barbara Lister-Sink at Salem College, North Carolina.
David has appeared as soloist and collaborative pianist for the Vancouver New Music Society, Victoria International Festival, Hornby Festival, Pro Nova Ensemble, The Little Chamber Music Society that Could and the Cap Classics Concert Series. He has a keen interest in the performance of Canadian music and has premiered new works by British Columbia composers such as Barbara Pentland. A member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators' Association, Mr. Vandereyk has given master classes and adjudicated music festivals across Canada, as well as presenting lectures and workshops on a wide variety of pedagogical subjects. Recently he served as a juror for the Knigge National Piano Competition, adjudicator for the Victoria Performing Arts Festival and MusiQuest, a national competition in India where he also presented a lecture, "Healthy Approaches to Piano Technique."
Mr. Vandereyk has been a Senior Piano Examiner, Royal Conservatory Examinations, since 1992 and has served on the Council of Examiners, which is responsible for establishing assessment standards across Canada and the United States. His students have been the recipients of numerous awards including Royal Conservatory of Music regional and national gold medals for highest examination marks in the province and country and have performed at Carnegie Hall. In addition to maintaining an active private studio in Vancouver, David is a professor in the music department at Capilano University where he teaches piano and music theory and has served as coordinator of the Music Diploma Program.