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About Florence Mak

Florence MakFrom Canada to Spain to the United States, Canadian pianist Florence Mak has established herself as a multi-faceted musician. She has appeared onstage as a soloist, collaborator, chamber and orchestral musician. She made her orchestral debut as the featured soloist with the New Westminster Symphony at the age of ten.

In her continued pursuit for artistic excellence, Florence performed in renowned workshops and masterclasses at programs such as Songfest, Burgos International Music Festival, and the Banff Centre. In addition to collaborating with instrumentalists and vocalists, she enjoys working alongside composers including Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams, Christos Hatzis, Jake Heggie, and Libby Larsen.

Equally passionate about music education, Florence believes that children of all ages should have access and exposure to Classical music, regardless of their background. She is dedicated to presenting outreach concerts throughout North America in hospitals, hospices, and schools.

Florence is a founding member and Board Secretary of Lynx Project. As an art-song initiative, its mission is to expand the boundaries of the traditional recital form and broaden the audience for music and poetry. Since 2017, Lynx Project launched their Autism Advocacy Project, where they commission composers to set music to the text of individuals who are autistic and primarily non-verbal (

Florence holds a doctorate in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music and received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance at the University of Toronto. She is currently working at the Bard College Conservatory of Music.

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