Tristan Savella

  • Role at Bravo Academy

    Piano Instructor

  • Education

    B.M.; M.A.

  • Biography

    Based in Toronto, Filipino-American pianist Tristan Savella has been an active performer in the United States, Canada, and Europe. His career has taken him to performances at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City, the Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg, Austria, and the Canadian Opera Company’s Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre in Toronto. In 2013, his Piano Trio was chosen to represent the Eastman School of Music as part of “The Conservatory Project”, sponsored by the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

    Mr. Savella holds a Bachelor of Music in Applied Music from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, a Master of Arts (Klavier Solistenausbildung) with highest distinction from the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and an Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School in Toronto. He is also an alumnus of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. His principal teachers have included Nelita True, George Kern, John O’Conor and TJ Lymenstull. He is currently a candidate for the Doctoral of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto, where he studies with Marietta Orlov.

    Furthermore, Mr. Savella is the recipient of multiple prizes at various national and international competitions, including third place at the Concours Flame in Paris, first place at the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York City, and a finalist prize at YoungArts Week – sponsored by the National YoungArts Foundation – in Miami. More recently, Mr. Savella was awarded third prize at the 2018 Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition, alongside cellist, Kimberly Jeong. Apart from performing, Mr. Savella works as a private piano teacher in Toronto, and as an accompanist at The Royal Conservatory School. Aside from music, Mr. Savella is an avid tennis fan and cites traveling as his second greatest passion.

See Tristan’s piano-playing skills at work!