Edith Aeschbacher-Covach: ARCT Piano Performer; RCM certified ELEMENTARY, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CERTIFIED THEORY & PIANO teacher; Composer. (ORMTA and ACWC Affiliate).
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Moved to Canada back in 1995 at the age of 23 with a Piano Professor degree and training in Early Childhood Music studies. While in Argentina, she taught music at her own private studio as well as in several Public Schools. She also worked as a keyboard instructor for the Yamaha Music Corporation for a number of years. After settling to a new life in Canada, new language, new family, has managed to always remained active as a teacher and musician- performer, teaching in her private studio, pianist to her church orchestra and choir and constant projects on the sidelines. Currently a teacher at the Renaissance School of the Arts in Waterloo, Ontario and at her private Studio.
With the help of Professor Terence Kroetsch became an accomplished ARCT Piano Performer alongside a high pursuit for an ARCT Diploma in Composition (a degree beyond the Advanced theory levels). Composing studies were early encouraged in her youth by her Harmony teacher Miguel Costanzo.. Edith embraced them in 2008, enrolling as counterpoint student at the Royal Conservatory of Music with Prof. Roman Toi in Toronto, currently under the instruction of Gary Kulesha (a well established Canadian composer) and Terence Kroetsch..Her training also included Orchestration clases with Prof. Trevor Wagler, in Waterloo, Ontario.
Her ongoing musical activity is broad, going from teaching at her private studio into composing and performing, regular entries to composing competitions in different styles and also busy performing. Her repertoire often includes pieces by Bach, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Albeniz, Piazzolla -to name a few- and she is often performing in Buenos Aires, Argentina at Conservatory “Carlos Guastavino”, where she took her foundational music courses while living there. Edith has accompanied the local Wellington Winds Ensemble and the KWCO at several performances.
Her compositions and arrangements had found a way into our local orchestras as well (KWCO, Valhalla Brass Ensemble), her songs have been performed at Kiwanis festivals, Love for Music Marathon and several studio recitals; some compositions have entered competitions (such as the CFMTA, Da Capo, Pax Christi Chorale, etc); Edith also has attended several composers Workshops with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in Markham, ON, where new compositions are premiered, having the chance to work personally with composers such as Gary Kulesha, Kevin Lau (a former associate composer for the TSO). Other workshops included working with British composer Christopher Norton.
Constant improvement and development are a MUST for Edith, balanced by the enjoyment that making music, better music, brings.