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Helen Kashap
Actress Pianist
August 13, 2020Kashap prepares for Oxford Admitted to the University of Oxford, Kashap embarks on further graduate studies in Music/ Business at this prestigious UK based institution in the fall. Kashap's Masters research will focus on music performance and the creation of sustainable financial models for performing arts institutions and artists.
Sunday, June 07, 2020Recital at Steinway HallEnd of Year Piano Recital at Steinway Hall, New York City.
Saturday, March 28, 2020Portland MasterclassPerformance in Portland for the masterclass of London-based pianist/ pedagogue Paul Roberts
Saturday, January 25, 2020Kashap Studio Masterclass @ Steinway HallIn conjunction with Steinway, Kashap holds a "piano tasting" studio masterclass and workshop. Students of Kashap to perform works on a theme of "Chopin" in this intimate and interactive workshop.
Sunday, January 19, 2020Music Workshop in Paris, FranceKashap participates in music workshop in Paris with renowned alexander technique coach Pedro de Alcantara. Workshop focuses on exploring approaches to practicing/ performing, "working to high standards without letting judgement and self-doubt impede your progress".
Saturday, January 18, 2020Performance in Paris: "Tous en Concert"Kashap performs works of romantic repertoire in an afternoon celebration of pianism. Les Halles, Paris, France.

Saturday, December 28, 2019Holiday recital in Canada with violinist Martha KashapKashap pairs with her mother for an afternoon recital of works by Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin, Debussy, Shostakovich, and Godowsky. Performance in Huntsville, Muskoka, Canada

Tuesday, November 12, 2019Sluberski Studios On-Camera WorkshopKashap complete four-week On-Camera Audition workshop in NYC with highly sought after acting coach Ted Sluberski.
Friday, November 01, 2019Kashap partners with SteinwayKashap solidifies a partnership with Steinway New York and becomes an exclusive Steinway Educational Partner. Studio recitals and events will be held in conjunction with Steinway at the esteemed Steinway Hall in NYC.
Sunday, August 11, 2019Kashap attends Music at Chateau d'aixKashap participates in renowned pianist Paul Roberts' (UK) summer piano school in Saux, France
Thursday, July 18, 2019Kashap attends Amalfi Coast Music & Arts FestivalJuly, 2019: Maiori, Italy- Kashap met with pianists and faculty from all over the world on the Amalfi Coast to partake in a ten-day long Piano Festival
Friday, May 31, 2019Kashap wins grant from Canada Council for the ArtsKashap awarded Professional Development Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to pursue music studies in Italy and France this summer
Thursday, September 20, 2018NYC: Kashap performs lead in 'A Watch'"On a beautiful, but a brutally hot day, Shannon summons April to a small park along the Brooklyn waterfront. The two girls, more sister than friends, gnaw, clamor, and cry their way through a night against the backdrop of Manhattan skyline."

Starring Helen Kashap and Youlim Nam(youlimnam.com) with direction by Kotoba Dan. Showing Sept 20th, 21st at 6:15pm and 23rd at 8:30 PM at Hudson Guild Theatre in Chelsea.

Monday, September 03, 2018Kashap hired at NYC's 92nd Street YKashap hired to serve on the music faculty at the prestigious 92nd Street Y Music Conservatory in Manhattan
Friday, September 18, 2015Kashap Awarded prestigious Chalmer's GrantKashap awarded the Chalmers Professional Development Grant from the Ontario Arts Council. Grant intended to support professional development and further artistic practice.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014Grand Prize Winner at North Bay Symphony Concerto CompetitionKashap wins the North Bay Symphony Concerto Competition playing Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2. Ontario, CA. Kashap will perform the the North Bay Symphony in the upcoming 2014/2015 season.

Helen Kashap is a Canadian-American classical pianist based in New York City.

As a young person, Kashap was heavily involved in the theatre, working in various community and semi professional theatre companies including Gateway Players, Gateway Summer Players, and Persephone Theatre. She held several major roles and spent her summers at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, USA. There, she gleaned prizes and scholarships including the 'Rising' Talent' award and 'Outstanding Achievement in Piano'. Her other love was music.

Growing up in a musical family, Helen always had an affinity for the piano. From the early age of eight, Kashap was winning local and provincial competitions in Canada and performing in public recitals. Her dedication to music at a young age afforded her public performance opportunities as well as study opportunities in Canada, the United States, France, and Spain. Earning the Grand prize at the Canadian Kinsmen Competition, and top prizes at the Canadian Music Competition, the International Interlochen Arts Festival Concerto Competition, and various Provincial music festivals, Kashap's piano career earned her a spot and a top scholarship at the Interlochen Arts Academy in the United States.

In 2005, Kashap moved to the United States to study full-time at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan where she graduated with High Honors, a specialization in Piano Performance, and the top academic awards in English and Political Science.

Kashap spent the next ten years developing a successful career as a classical concert pianist. At McGill University's Schulich School of Music in Montreal, Quebec, where Kashap pursued her Bachelor of Music degree, she was awarded the highest academic and music honor, the 'Schulich Scholarship'. During her last year at McGill she was also awarded the prestigious Lubka and Kolessa Piano Prize, an award given to an outstanding pianist entering his/her final year of study.

While pursuing her studies at McGill, Kashap embarked on a professional performing career, making her orchestral debut with the Saskatoon Symphony in 2011 alongside her parents in the violin section.  Kashap was seen three weeks later in a performance of Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Both performances garnered standing ovations and "thunderous applause" (Regina Leader-Post)

After graduating from McGill, Kashap continued to perform as a soloist with Canadian orchestras, held an arts residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and recorded her first album under sponsorship from FACTOR Canada. Additional music studies have been undertaken at the Banff Center for the Arts, the Aspen Music Festival, Toronto Summer Music, Gijon International Piano Festival (Spain), Amalfi Coast Keyboard Festival (Italy), and at Music at Chateau d'Aix (France). Kashap has won top prizes at the Canadian Music Competition, the National Knigge Competition, WMTA Piano Competition, Canadian Kinsmen Competition, North Bay Symphony Concerto Competition, Saskatchewan Provincial Music Festival, and the Saskatchewan Symphony Concerto Competition. Her work has been generously supported by scholarships and grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Ontario Arts Council, the Williamson Foundation for the Arts, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

In 2012, Kashap was awarded the top prize from the Canada Council for the Arts, a Major award ($24,000) given annually to a select number of Canada's most promising emerging artists. This prompted Kashap to return to the United States and complete her Master of Music degree in 2014 at the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio. Kashap was awarded this prestigious grant for a second consecutive year, enabling her to graduate Magna Cum Laude from CIM as a recipient of the Cleveland Musical Arts Club Scholarship.

While pursuing her degree in Cleveland, Kashap was scouted by a talent agent and signed as a model/actress at Cleveland's premier Talent Agency 'The Talent Group'. In between schoolwork, practicing, and performing, she spent her time auditioning for television shows, films, and print ad campaigns.

Upon graduating, Kashap moved to New York City to re-immerse herself in the world of acting via a year-long theater intensive at the HB Studio in Greenwhich Village. To further develop her craft, Helen continued her training at the Stella Adler Conservatory, Upright Citizens Brigade, William Esper Studio, Penny Templeton Studio, Terry Schreiber Studio, and with on-camera coaches Todd Thaler and Ted Sluberski. Throughout, Kashap dedicated herself to her work with Fitzmaurice Master vocal coach Ilse Pfeifer and Alexander Technique teacher Martha Bernard.

An exclusive Steinway Educational Partner, Kashap teaches on the Faculty of Music at the 92nd Street Y and maintains a robust private teaching studio based in New York City. With over ten years of pedagogical experience, Helen is a passionate teacher and is committed to developing her students musical interests and gifts.

In 2020, Kashap moved abroad to pursue her second Master of Music degree at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. While at Oxford, Kashap's research centered around the lack of women in senior leadership roles in the arts, as well as re-discovering the 'drama' inherent in Mozart's piano concerti.

Upon graduating, Kashap spent a year in Paris working in academic program management for ISM (International School of Management), and International Business development for the Parisian luxury sportswear brand 'Circle'. To further develop her business acumen and knowledge, Helen will return to the University of Oxford in September 2022 to pursue her MBA at Oxford's Saïd Business School in the United Kingdom. She continues to teach piano and pursue her passion for music alongside her other endeavours.

"I was an actor when I was young and I'm a performer at heart. I'm really going to find a way to do this," Kashap says.Cam FullerSaskatoon Star Phoenix
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Chasing a Dream: Saskatchewan's Helen Kashap trades in one dream for another Adam HawboldtVerb Magazine
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"Helen Kashap: Homecoming feels SSO fine" Magazine of the Saskatoon Start Phoenix
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"Kashap Shines on Her Home Stage"Hannah ScissonsSaskatoon Star Phoenix
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"All in the family: Kashap pairs with parents for concert"Hannah ScissonsSaskatoon Star Phoenix
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"Helen Kashap is a bit of a rebel. Her parents are violinists but she plays piano. "Cam FullerSaskatoon Star Phoenix
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"Saskatchewan-born Helen Kashap is proud to take the stage for her professional orchestral debut playing Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2" CBC Saskatchewan
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"Young Musicians Rock North Bay Symphony Competition" Alison BrownleeMuskoka Region News
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"Two classically trained musicians want to take your breath away"Alison BrownleeMuskoka Region News
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Kashap thrilled about return to 'favourite place' Joe CoutureLeader-Post
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Lubka Kolessa Piano Scholarship: McGill UniversityMcGill University
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Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in D Minor K. 1
Helen Kashap
Frederic Chopin
Waltz in E minor Op. Posth
Helen Kashap
Frederic Chopin
Waltz Op. 64 No. 1
Helen Kashap
Frederic Chopin
Grand Valse Brillante
Helen Kashap
Howard Bashaw
Prelude: Dita Correnti
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Helen Photos

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Helen Kashap; Chopin Etude Op. 25/7 - YouTube
Recorded live in concert at Chateau D'Aix in Saux, France August, 2019
Kashap plays Domenico Scarlatti - YouTube
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K. 1 in D minor Recorded May 2014, Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Montreal, QC FACTOR Canada funded, Di Condax, Planet Studios
Helen Kashap plays Beethoven Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "P
Beethoven Sonata No. 8 Op. 13, recorded live at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Nov. 2013
Kashap: Alexina Louie: I Leap Through the Sky With Stars [Excerp
Recorded in Mixon Hall, Cleveland Institute of Music
Chopin Etude op. 10 No. 8 - YouTube
Helen Kashap plays Chopin etude. op. 10 no. 8. Recorded in Pollack Hall at McGill University, Montreal QC. Nov. 10th, 2010.

An exclusive Steinway Educational Partner, Kashap has been teaching professionally for over ten years. What began as a small project with just a few students as a way to further define her own musical ideas, grew into a robust teaching career with a vibrant private music studio in Manhattan and a position on the esteemed faculty at New York’s 92nd Street Y.

Fascinated by the intersection of physiological, intellectual, and musical development, Kashap has woven her study of the Alexander technique, theatrical training, and her years spent working with master pedagogues into a distinctive teaching style. At once warm and personal, her passion for the piano is manifest in the depth of inquiry and curiosity she encourages her students to bring to their musical studies.

An avid student of music theory and musicianship herself, having completed the RCM Theory papers and studied these topics rigorously at both McGill’s Schulich School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Helen teaches core courses in both subjects and infuses her practical lessons with this awareness.

Believing that every student has the capacity for musical growth, Kashap embraces the idea that music lessons are about much more than just the music itself. The student, through his/her exchange with this experience, cultivates discipline, commitment, focus, curiosity, a love of music, and a depth of inquiry. It is with joy that Helen continues her devotion to music pedagogy.