Owner, Director, Head of Piano at Morin Music Ltd
Carmen Morin began her piano study at the age of two with her father, Dan Morin, and has since continued to be an active member of the music community. Her orchestral debut with the Calgary Civic Symphony at the age of 10 sparked several guest solo performances with orchestras throughout Canada, including a performance tour for the Canadian Embassy, showcasing Canadian talent.
Carmen holds her ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She studied with Dmitry Nesterov (Moscow Conservatory) at Mount Royal University where she obtained her Diploma in Music Performance, and studied under the tutelage of Marilyn Engle (Juilliard) and Charles Foreman (Juilliard) at the University of Calgary in the Bachelor of Music program.
Carmen enjoys an active performance schedule, and has studied and performed throughout Europe. In 2018, she was awarded first prize in the Coimbra World Piano Duo Competition in Portugal, which led to their memorable performance in the São Francisco Concert Hall with pianist Lana Henchell.
Carmen was a faculty member of Mount Royal University from 2008-13 before establishing Morin Music Studio in 2014. Alongside her role as a pedagogue for over 20 years, she is the owner and executive director of Morin Music Studio, a private music school in Calgary with a team of nearly 40 faculty and over 1000 students.
In addition to her role as pedagogue, Carmen is a passionate leader in the arts. She was awarded the Horizon Alumni Award (2016) from Mount Royal University to celebrate the success and contributions of her music school. Carmen was the first piano teacher in her region to be inducted into the inaugural Steinway and Sons Teacher Hall of Fame in New York (2019), a prestigious designation recognizing North America’s committed and passionate piano educators. She was chosen as the recipient of Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 (2021) for her arts entrepreneurship for contributions to Calgary’s music and arts community, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Honens international piano competition.