John Silva

John Silva

Pianist and Composer
"The entire recital was magical ... I was captivated by his artistry."Sam Hsu

"His technique is prodigious, his knowledge of the repertoire is well informed, his interpretation is convincing and distinctive, and his connection with the audience is unforced and disarmingly accessible."Ron Matthews

Look for an album of John Silva's recent compositions. Coming early 2017! Click here if you'd like to be notified of the release.


As a performer, John desires to convey the warmth and beauty of the piano. His affection for tonal colours is apparent in his pianism and in his own compositions—his music is enchanting, taking his listeners to another place.

John began playing and improvising on the piano at the age of three. His teachers include the esteemed pianists Abbey Simon and Douglas Finch, and he has participated in masterclasses by Martino Tirimo. He studied composition and theory with Dr. Daniel Barta and Dr. William Pursell. John has performed as a soloist internationally and was a finalist in the Alfred Kichen Chopin Competition. He is a Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music and received the Master of Music degree in performance as a scholarship student at the Trinity College of Music in London, UK.


• F. Chopin — Waltz Op. 64 No. 3. A charming waltz from Chopin. Recorded live Dec 2011, ©2011

• L. Beethoven — Rondo a capriccio, Op.129. A fun, playful, and virtuosic piece from Beethoven. Recorded May 2009, ©2009

• L. Beethoven — Piano Sonata Op. 57, “Appassionata”, video, movement 1. A popular and exciting Beethoven sonata, full of passion! Recorded live May 2008, Holley Hall, ©2008

• J. Silva — Two Wills, video. An original composition choreographed by Sarah Mettin. Music performed by John Silva and Margaret Claudin, danced by Sierra Levin and Jonathan Tavares. Dress rehearsal, recorded live Mar 2015