M.Mus., B.Mus., ARCT, RMT
Off-Campus Instructor, Piano (Canyon Meadows)
Esther Bing is an Off-Campus Piano Instructor for the Conservatory at Mount Royal University (Calgary), and a Piano Examiner with The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM). She has been teaching piano since she was 14yrs old. Her university education includes a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance from the University of British Columbia (Henri-Paul Sicsic & Jane Coop), and a Master Degree in Piano Performance from The Boston Conservatory (Michael Lewin).
Notable accomplishments include: a full scholarship to The Boston Conservatory (TBC) from winning the Open Scholarship Competition; Winner, TBC’s Piano Honours Competition; Runner-up and Finalist at the UBC Concerto Competition, and Richmond Gateway Competition, respectfully; First Prize (silver medal) at the Regina Conservatory of Music, and First Prize in the Regina Kiwanis Festival’s Open Scholarship Competition. While in university, Ms. Bing was the Orchestral Pianist for both The Boston Conservatory, and UBC orchestras.
Since settling in Calgary, Ms. Bing has performed concerts with CPO & ESO musicians at the Columbia Valley Chamber Music Festival, the Instrumental Society of Calgary, and other venues. She also served two years as President, and six years as Vice President of the Piano Diploma Association (Calgary). Ms. Bing is a Piano Instructor at the Calgary Arts Summer School, and has worked as an adjudicator at several music festivals. She recently completed a Gary Burton on-line Jazz Improvisation course, through Berklee College of Music.
Ms. Bing is fluent in French, likes reading books, enjoys running, and cooking Vegetarian foods. She and her husband, Matt, live with a large, white, dog-like cat, named Ziggy.