Sandra Murray has had a full and varied career, having studied with Julian Martin at Baltimore’s Peabody Institute and at the Conservatoire de Musique de Chicoutimi under Carlos Feliciati. She has a Master’s degree in vocal accompaniment from McGill University and has completed a master class in chamber music at the Jerusalem Music Center with cellist Yo Yo Ma, pianists Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman, and violinist Isaac Stern.
Sandra Murray has given numerous recitals with world-renowned artists, including international collaborations in Scotland, Israel, Switzerland, Italy and the Czech Republic.
Sandra Murray is a founding member of Orford Six Pianos, with whom she has completed two albums. She has played at most of the top festivals across this country, including the Festival international de Lanaudière, Ottawa’s Music and Beyond, Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound (Ontario), the Orford Music Festival, the Lachine Festival, Montréal Nouvelle Musique, Festival Domaine Forget, Festival des Hautes-Laurentides and the OSM’s Virée Classique. Orford Six Pianos has also appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec.
The Ouellet-Murray Duo, formed with pianist Claire Ouellet, participated in a tour of the East Coast for Jeunesses musicales du Canada, has been invited to perform alongside a number of orchestras, and has completed two albums, including one of Stravinski’s Rites of Spring, which received rave reviews from the French magazine Diapason.
Sandra Murray has played summers at Domaine Forget and at the Urbania Vocal Academy in Italy, and has been a pianist at the Orford Music Academy since 1997. Over the years, she has worked with Janos Starker, Patrice Fontanarosa, Charles Niedich, James Campbell, Laurence Lesser, Michel Strauss, Brian Manker, Andrew Wan, Jonathan Crow, Richard Aaron and Lluis Claret.
You can hear Sandra Murray regularly on Radio-Canada/CBC and she has also participated as a pianist in a number of national and international competitions.
Sandra has been a faculty member and accompanist at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal since 1998.