Nova Scotian pianist Dakota Scott-Digout is quickly establishing himself as one of the brightest upcoming collaborators in the country. Currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto, he also holds degrees in piano performance from Université de Montréal and Mount Allison University. Dakota was recently named the winner of the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Prize in Accompanying, awarded to the top collaborative pianist at the university.
Equally comfortable as a soloist, Dakota has performed in masterclasses for some of the world’s most renowned pianists, including Angela Hewitt, David Jalbert, Roy Howat, and André Laplante. Dakota has obtained recognition in various competitions, including the Atlantic Young Artist Competition, the NBMRTA Music Competition, and the National Music Festival of Canada. In addition to his busy performing career, he is in high demand as a vocal coach, soloist, and teacher.
Dakota Scott-Digout attends the 2021 TSM Academy courtesy of the Don Melady & Rowley Mossop Fellowship.