Janet Scott-Hoyt

Janet Scott Hoyt is one of the most sought-after collaborators in the Canadian music scene. Active as a chamber musician, soloist and recording artist, Ms. Scott-Hoyt has collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Sydney Harth, Oskar Shumsky, Raphael Wallfisch and Barry Tuckwell, and has given performances across Canada, United States and Europe. 

In addition to her performing career, Ms. Scott-Hoyt is also renowned for her work as a pedagogue. A professor at the University of Alberta from 1998-2014, she supervised a graduate program in Pedagogy and was the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies. In 2010 she won the prestigious "Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching" - an award open to professors in all faculties of the University of Alberta. She is now a Professor Emerita and is the Artistic Director of the Edmonton Recital Society.

Ms. Scott-Hoyt has released five recordings which can be heard on radio across Canada.

  • "Brahms Sonatas for Piano and Violin" - with Martin Riseley (violin, New Zealand School of Music)
  • "Brahms and Raum" - with David Hoyt (french horn, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra) and Erika Raum (violin)
  • "The Passionate Englishman" - with Tanya Prochazka (cello, University of Alberta)
  • "From the Library of Joseph Szigeti" - with Guillaume Tardif (violin, University of Alberta)
  • "Inspiration" - with Lidia Khaner (oboe, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra)

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Ms. Scott-Hoyt is committed to sharing her wealth of knowledge with the Canadian musical community. She is in great demand as an adjudicator, coach and workshop clinician. She holds a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Alberta where she studied with Robert Stangeland, supported by numerous scholarships and awards. Further studies were done in Europe with Cecile Genhart and at The Banff Centre with Gyorgy Sebok and Menahem Pressler.