Janet Scott Hyot

Int/Sr Piano

Janet Scott Hoyt is a pianist with a wealth of experience on the concert stage and in the teaching studio.  Her musical activities have taken her across Canada, United States and Europe. Born and raised in Alberta, she graduated from the University of Alberta, and studied in Europe and at The Banff Centre. She maintained a long association with The Banff Centre, participating as a collaborative pianist during the summer programs from 1973 to 2007. During her career, Janet Scott Hoyt has performed with many internationally renowned artists, including Sidney Harth, Zara Nelsova, Barry Tuckwell, Jeanne Baxtresser, Shauna Rolston and Raphael Wallfisch. Among her many performances are premières of works by composers Violet Archer, Srul Irving Glick, Malcolm Forsyth, Oskar Morawetz and Robert Rival.

An active recording artist, her discography includes a CD with husband David Hoyt and violinist Erika Raum featuring horn trios by Johannes Brahms and Canadian composer Elizabeth Raum. Other examples are “The Passionate Englishman” with cellist Tanya Prochazka, “Inspiration” with Lidia Khaner, principal oboist of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and “From the Library of Joseph Szigeti” with violinist Guillaume Tardif. Her most recent project was a recording of the Brahms Sonatas for Piano and Violin with Martin Riseley.

A professor at the University of Alberta from 1998 to 2014, she received the prestigious Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching- a university award which acknowledges outstanding commitment to undergraduate teaching. Her interest and expertise in educating young musicians results in frequent invitations from across the country for workshops, master classes and competition juries.