The Artist . . .
began studying piano in his native Nova Scotia at the age of seven.
He attended Mount Allison University in the province of New Brunswick
where he was a student of Jamie Syer and Patricia Elliott. Continuing
his studies in the United States under the tutelage of internationally
acclaimed pianists, Jerome Rose and Earl Wild, he earned the Doctor
of Musical Arts degree from Ohio State University in 1991 where
he served as assistant to pianists Earl Wild and Tchaikovsky Competition
silver-medalist André Laplante. Mr. Hominick has gone on
to establish a solid reputation as a first-rate pianist and one
of today's most popular artists. His performances help to bridge
the gap between performer and audience causing one newspaper critic
to write ...
his many successes, Ian Hominick remains a very down-to-earth,
approachable individual, an attribute which makes him an excellent
teacher and an informative performer."
An active soloist,
accompanist, adjudicator and teacher, Mr. Hominick maintains a busy
schedule of concerts and piano masterclasses across the United States
and Canada including solo recitals in Chicago, Cincinnati, Ottawa,
Montréal, Milwaukee and New York City. He recently made his
European debut with concerts in Rome, Italy. Recently, newspaper
critics have praised Mr. Hominick for his "flair and virtuosity"
and "his mastery of dynamics and execution of a beautiful flowing
line." The Halifax Chronicle-Herald states that there exists
"... a judicious balance between pianism and profundity in
Hominick's performances" while the St. John's Evening Telegram
raves about the "lyrical emphasis" in his playing. Mr.
Hominick has appeared as soloist on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial
Concert Series, Chicago-Chautauqua Series, American Landmark Festivals,
and has been a featured guest for Saskatchewan's Rites of Spring
Festival, the Hornby Festival Society in British Columbia and the
American Liszt Society Festival. His performances have been broadcast
both regionally and nationally on CBC Radio, Radio-Canada and National
Public Radio in the United States. He is a frequent guest for Chicago's
syndicated radio program "Live From WFMT."
premiere solo recording
of the works of the legendary romantic pianist, Sigismund Thalberg,
was released by Titanic Records in 1995 to glowing reviews from
the critics and a nomination for "Best Classical Recording"
in the East Coast Music Awards. The Chicago Tribune writes that
"... Thalberg's blending of drama and minor-key lyricism
is wholly compelling in Hominick's hands ..." His new recording "Off the Beaten Path" featuring rarely heard repertoire was released on MSR-Classics in November, 2009. A dedicated
teacher, Mr. Hominick has been Visiting Artist at the University
of Newfoundland and has taught on the faculties of Otterbein College,
the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, De Paul University and Lake
Forest College. He has also served on the national piano jury for
Canadian Music Competitions. Mr. Hominick joined the piano faculty
at the University of Mississippi
in 1999 and is founder and Artistic Director of the Piano Discoveries Summer Camp. He resides in Oxford, Missisippi with
his wife, Jeanne, and their three young children.