Janet Scott Hoyt is a performer and pedagogue with a wealth of concert and teaching experience. Active as a chamber musician, soloist and recording artist, performances have taken her across Canada, United States and Europe. Born and raised in Alberta, she graduated from the University of Alberta, and studied in Europe and at The Banff Centre. She maintained a long association with The Banff Centre, participating as a collaborative pianist during the summer programs from 1973 to 2007. She has performed with many internationally renowned artists, including Sidney Harth, Zara Nelsova, Barry Tuckwell, Jeanne Baxtresser, Shauna Rolston and Raphael Wallfisch. Among her many performances are premieres of works by composers Violet Archer, Srul Irving Glick, Malcolm Forsyth and Oskar Morawetz.
An active recording artist, her recordings include a CD with her husband David Hoyt and violinist Erika Raum featuring horn trios by Johannes Brahms and Canadian composer Elizabeth Raum. Other recordings have included “The Passionate Englishman” with cellist Tanya Prochazka, “Inspiration” with Lidia Khaner, principal oboist of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and “From the Library of Joseph Szigeti” with violinist Guillaume Tardif. Her most recent project is a recording of the Brahms Sonatas for Piano and Violin with Martin Riseley.
In 1998, Janet Scott Hoyt joined the piano faculty of the University of Alberta, where she is Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies and supervises the graduate program in piano pedagogy. In 2011
Janet received the Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Her interest and expertise in educating young musicians results in frequent invitations from across the country for workshops, masterclasses and competition juries.