German born pianist, Mr. Winfried Rompf is a senior piano examiner for the British Columbia Conservatory of Music, festival adjudicator, and master class clinician, both in Canada and abroad. He has been frequently invited to be on the jury of the International Competition for Piano Six Hands and Two Pianos Eight Hands in Marktoberdorf, representing Canada. At the University of British Columbia, he was an occasional lecturer in the historical and practical aspects of piano ensemble music and performance.
Winfried Rompf immigrated to Canada as a child and took most of his academic and musical training in British Columbia. He studied piano with Marjory Lancaster-Smith, Edward Parker, Boris Roubakin and Pierre Souverain. He won the Murial Erskin Award for his ARCT examination and highest mark in the Ottawa Kiwanis Festival, which invited him to play in Ottawa’s Arts Centre and Montreal’s Plaz des Artes.
Mr. Rompf has extensive experience in solo performance, chamber music, vocal accompaniment and coach. In addition, he was conductor of choirs and orchestra, including directing the music of several large churches in Vancouver. Currently, he is president of the North West Piano Ensemble Society, which hosted its sixth international competition for one and two pianos, four hands in November 2018 and the next one be in 2020.
Mr. Rompf is a c0-creator and an instructor at WMA Duet Club project.