Lorin Shalanko is a much sought out pianist, praised for his sensitive and evocative playing. At Wilfrid Laurier University he provides instruction, accompaniment and coaching to many musicians on their way to the next stage of their careers.
Internationally, Lorin's career has taken him to France, where he lived and worked for several years. While overseas, he taught privately and accompanied for various soloists and choirs. Lorin was invited to perform as a solo artist in France, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Lorin is a co-collaborator of the Canadian Art Song Series along with Leslie Fagan O.Ont. Whole Note Magazine reviewed their 2016 release, Thread of Winter describing Lorin’s playing as “superb – fully supportive and intelligent, bringing to mind some of Gerald Moore’s best recordings.” Other reviews of the recording state “Lorin has the ability to create luscious statements at the keyboard and is a superb collaborator”.
The second recording in the Canadian Art Song Series entitled Halibut Cheeks and other Love Songs will be presented as part of the 2nd International Symposium on Singing and Song in St. John’s Newfoundland in association with The Singing Network at Memorial University. The concert will be a multi sensory encounter as the repertoire will be presented in a mixed media feast incorporating music, poetry and visual arts.
Lorin holds an honours degree in Piano Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada. After graduation he studied with Martin Katz at the University of Michigan.
In a position he finds equally rewarding, Lorin is a committed teacher to his students at The Beckett School of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.