Pianist and conductor Ron Greidanus was raised on a dairy farm outside of Londesborough Ontario. Realizing at an early age that this was not your average baseball playing kid, his parents sought a suitable teacher and lessons began. Through these private lessons, master classes, studies and cultural mentorship the young aspiring musician embarked on his musical journey. And so began an educational background that has taken him around the globe both nationally and internationally including studies in Canada -Ottawa, London, Victoria, and Thunder Bay, as well Amsterdam in the Netherlands, New York USA, and Santander Spain.
Ron has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestras in over 30 countries. His affinity for Russian Music, particularly the works of Sergei Rachmaninoff, has led him to perform Rachmaninoff’s Concerti with the Vancouver Philharmonic, The Rochester Philharmonic, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, The Sault Symphony Orchestra and the Brampton Symphony. Solo Recitals have led this virtuoso to participate in Rachmaninoff festivals in London England, Orlando Florida, and Vienna Austria.
In addition to performing the great piano concerti of the Post Romantic Era, Maestro Ron Greidanus is also making a name as a conductor specializing in Baroque performance practices. During his studies in the Netherlands, while attending a period performance of a Bach Cantata, Greidanus was bitten by the ‘Baroque bug’ thus developing a keen interest in Early Music performance. Upon his return to Canada, full of knowledge and new ideas Ron eagerly created his own chamber choir and orchestra -The Georgetown Bach Chorale. Ron has also been a featured guest conductor with the Brampton Symphony Orchestra and chorus, performing Faure’s Requiem and J.S. Bach’s Magnificat.
Ron Greidanus plays Mozart-Piano Concerto 23 (1st Movement) with Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra on YouTube: