Ken Gee studied piano with Edna Smith, Reginald Bedford and Boris Berlin, and performed in many master classes. A winner of many performance scholarships, Ken is an experienced recitalist, concerto soloist, accompanist, and chamber music player. He has a Music B.A. from McMaster University, where he was awarded the McMaster Medal for the Creative and Performing Arts. Ken was music critic for the Hamilton Spectator, manager for chamber music series and Ensemble Sir Ernest MacMillan, co-director of the Hamilton Kiwanis Music Festival, and a teacher at McMaster University, Sheridan College and Mohawk College.
Ken’s other life is in Macintosh-based design work and music production. He developed classical piano music software for PG Music Inc., Victoria, made music and
music text books for Frederick Harris Music Ltd. and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto , and Kjos Music in San Diego. He is the accompanist for GYS, Suzuki Montreal, and has also been a piano adjudicator, and private teacher and coach.
In May 2007, he introduced Guelph Musicfest, a concert series in the Guelph Youth Music Centre Recital Hall that is in its 6th season (Between Friends featuring Ensemble made in Canada and Valerie Tryon) in May. In 2008, he was the recipient of a City of Guelph Mayor’s Award. Ken lives in Guelph with his violinist wife, Paule Barsalou (director of the Suzuki String School of Guelph).