Dakota Scott-Digout

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Nova Scotian pianist Dakota Scott-Digout is quickly establishing himself as one of the brightest upcoming pianists in the country. Currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto, he also holds degrees in piano performance from Université de Montréal and Mount Allison University. Dakota was recently named the winner of the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Prize in Accompanying, awarded to the top collaborative pianist at the university. Additionally, he is in constant demand in Toronto as a vocal coach, soloist, and teacher. He also serves as the accompanist for undergraduate voice classes at the University of Toronto.

Equally comfortable as a soloist, Dakota has performed in masterclasses for some of the world’s most renowned pianists, including Angela Hewitt, David Jalbert, Roy Howat, and André Laplante. He has further refined his skills at the Orford Music Academy, Barachois Summer Music Festival, and will be an Art of Song Fellow as part of the Toronto Summer Music Festival in the summer of 2021. Dakota has had success in various competitions, including the Atlantic Young Artist Competition, the NBMRTA Music Competition, and the National Music Festival of Canada.

As a collaborative pianist, Dakota has performed in many recital tours of the Atlantic provinces and as part of the Musique Royale performance series. He has also performed at La Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montreal and the Richard Bradshaw Theatre of the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto. Upcoming engagements in the 2021 season include a live-broadcast recital at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto as part of the Music Mondays performance series, and a CBC broadcast with fellow Nova Scotian, tenor Marcel d’Entremont.