​This event is part of ClimateKeys, a glocal initiative launching with over thirty concerts in nine countries during October & November 2017 to raise public engagement with CoP23, the 2017 UN climate talks taking place in November. ClimateKeys, founded by London-based composer pianist Lola Perrin, features concert pianists and climate change experts collaborating in performances that include a conversation with the audience about positive response to climate change. To date, over a hundred concert musicians and guest speakers in twenty countries have joined ClimateKeys. More concerts are being planned through 2018.

Finding Hope in the Global Response to Climate Change

Climate change can often feel overwhelming. We see hurricanes fueled by global warming devastating the Caribbean and floods inundating Bangladesh while ships ply the Northwest Passage and fires rage in Western Canada. The challenge is large, the response often seems slow at best, and time is short to begin making significant changes. Where do we look for hope? Fortunately people and communities and Aorganizations all over the world are responding to climate change and there is momentum locally and globally to generate the kind of transformations we need to address climate change. It will not be easy, but from the global Paris Agreement to local efforts in Toronto, there are diverse initiatives seeking to reorient communities and usher in a just, low carbon future. There is hope in these activities, but it will take energy and action to come to fruition. (Matthew Hoffmann)

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Where I now live in Canada, and in Italy, my country of origin, climate change has drastically affected the lives of the people. In Italy, this summer in particular, a serious heat-wave and drought with fires in the South and unusual storms in the North have divided the country. People seem to be aware of the actuality of the issue of a climate change, but at the same time I found also a lot of resistance on this topic, arguing that the climate has always been unusual -for example, fires in the South are not unusual. People have been remembering other storms and other droughts, claiming that the issue is just being "dramatised" because of the media. Part of the reason I am interested in this project is to be able to bring an informed discussion to the fore: it seems to me that many people form an opinion without exploring the topic and I welcome the opportunity to inform, myself first, on what I feel is an issue that effects every single person who shares this planet. (ERIKO CRINO - PIANIST)


Music by Berio, Ravel, Takemitsu, Lavallee

Italian pianist ERIKA CRINÓ is very active both as a chamber musician and a soloist. Several of her performances have been featured on CBC Radio both as a soloist, as winner of the Debut Series, and in chamber music settings, collaborating with percussionist Salvador Ferreras, clarinetist Francois Houle, pianist Brett Kingsbury, and with soprano Vania Chan, winner of the special prize at the Eckhard-Gramatté Competition. Since her move to Toronto, Erika has been regularly heard in several important venues, among which, several times at the Glenn Gould Studio, where she performed and recorded Bach's Triple Concerto with pianists Robert Silverman and Brett Kingsbury, and the Koffler Chamber Orchestra directed by Jacques Israelievitch. At the Gleen Gould Studio she also premiered Michael Pepa's TREMA with the Canadian Sinfonietta as well as his VARIAZIONI for piano and orchestra with the Croatian Cantus Ensemble. Erika performed in the historical Massey Hall directed by William Shookoff, as well as being regularly heard at Heliconian Hall, the University of Toronto, and York University. Erika’s most recent solo performances include several appearances at Teatro Marcello and Palazzo Sacchetti in Rome, La Chapelle in Montreal, George Enescu Hall in Bucharest, Guarnerius Hall in Belgrade, FUGA Series in Budapest, New Muic Festival in Chisinau (Moldavia), Sala Tripcovich in Trieste, Istituto Mario Negri in Milano, Zagreb Biennale with the Pendercky String Quartet, as well as several performances of Bach's Concerto in D Minor in Ukraine and Bulgaria and a performance of Michael Pepa's Yakami Variations with the National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova in Chisinau. Her recent solo and chamber performance in Zagreb was attended by the Croatian President Ivo Josipovic. Erika is currently faculty at the Kingsway Conservatory and a chamber music instructor at the University of Toronto. She is also very much in demand as an adjudicator for several Festivals, such as the Kiwanis Festival, UTSC Chamber Music Festival, Yip’s Music Festival, Rotary Festival as well as a recent member of the College of Examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music. After obtaining the Diploma in Piano with top marks at the conservatory of her own town, Trieste, and the Diploma in Chamber Music with the Trio di Trieste, Erika studied with Maestro Bruno Canino in Milan. Shortly after, she moved to Canada where she completed her Bachelor in Piano Performance at the University of Victoria with Prof. Bruce Vogt, and her Master and Doctorate in Piano Performance with Dr. Robert Silverman at the University of British Columbia.

MATT HOFFMANN is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and Co-Director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He is the author of Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto and Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: Constructing a Global Response. He also co-author of the book Transnational Climate Change Governance. His current collaborative research project explores the development of Political Pathways to Decarbonization