European Dates!

Hello Internet.

How has your pandemic been? Good? Cool! Lots has happened in the last little while…

I composed music for two contemporary dance pieces: Two x 30 for choreographer Michael Caldwell, and Note the Weather for Choreographer Mairead Filgate.

I spent a lot of time in the studio producing and mixing music for people and I started teaching in the Music Scoring for stage and Screen program at Sheridan College.

I released a bunch of music with my friend Mikhail Laxton under the name Blackbird Valley

I went on tour with my good friend Donovan Woods and played some shows with my friend Rose Cousins

And now…

I’m crossing the pond to play a bunch of shows with the lovely Jill Barber in Austria, after which I head to Berlin to play a solo piano show.

If you or anyone you know is in Austria between Oct 27 and Nov 5th, or the Berlin area on Nov 6th, come say hi! Check out my tour dates for details.


I created this music for a beautiful community dance piece created by the beautiful and talented choreographer Meredith Thompson. It premiered at Toronto’s Dusk Dances in Withrow Park in 2019. It has recently been re-imagined in an online format for the 2021 Guelph dance festival, and will premier online tomorrow Saturday June 5th, 2021, here.

The score for this music which was composed, recorded, and mixed by yours truly is now available for donwload/purchase on Bandcamp. Please stop by My Page and check it out.

You can also buy/download my Album of original solo piano music, Oma, there.

Stay safe and hang in there everyone. I feel like this pandemic is getting under control and we are nearing the finish line!

Live Streams

Thanks to the generous support of a number of organizations this month has brought a couple of live streams my way in order to keep bringing the music of Oma to you live.

My next live stream is happening this saturday April 18th at 3pm. It will be a live performance of the whole album (Oma) directly from Union Sound company, the studio where I recorded it, on the piano that it was recorded on. the studio has been empty for the past several weeks and I have been given access to it for this special streaming performance. This stream is being brought to you through the #CanadaPerforms program, by the folks at the National Arts Centre, Slaight Music, SiriusXM Canada, the RBC Foundation, and Facebook.

If you missed the first one, this past Friday (April 10) I did another live stream from my house through the support of the people at Music Together (, Shopify, Slaight Music, Arts and Crafts, and Ontario Creates. You can still watch this performance here if you missed it.

This program is open to all Ontario based musicians and provides payment to the artist for a 20-30 minutes live streaming performance providing vital support in this strange time. If you are an artist living in Ontario, please go to the website and apply!

If you want to support me or other artists that you love Please buy their albums and other merch! You can get my record on bandcamp or Stay home and listen. Both of these options provide a way to buy merch directly from the artist so that all funds go straight to them.

If you have not already please follow me on instagram, twitter, and like my page on facebook to stay up to date with the latest announcements. There will be lots of music coming your way throughout this period… I mean, what else am I gonna do???

Stay safe and stay home. Lets flatten this curve!

Photo by: Jen Squires


A small ray of hope and positivity (for me at least).

The Toronto Show has been rescheduled for Sept 10th. All pre-purchased tickets will be honored. If you cannot attend on that date you will be able to receive a credit for another Massey Hall show or a full refund.

I hope to see you then and there. I am also hoping to rebook the other cancelled shows for that week. Please stay tuned for more info.

Come back often! and if you were considering buying a record… This friday March 20th, Bandcamp is waiving their revenue share of all sales. So FRIDAY is the time to purchase a record from any of your favourite artists on Bandcamp, including ME! Click here to buy the record

Oma – Canadian Tour Dates Announced!

This march, I’m taking the show on the road!!!!

My good friend and wonderful composer Joshua Van Tassel will be joining me on the road to start off the night.

Check out the dates below and please come out to one of the shows in a town near you, and tell your friends if they live in any of these spots. It promises to be a beautiful night of music. Here are the tour dates with links to buy tickets. Hope to see you out there this march.

March 11, 2020 8pm

The Bassment, Saskatoon, SK

March 13, 2020 9pm

King Eddy, Calgary, AB

March 17, 2020 7pm

Central Library, Halifax, NS

Free Event

March 28, 2020 8:30pm

March 31, 2020 9pm

Café Resonance, Montreal, QC

April 2, 2020 8pm

Heliconian Hall, Toronto, ON

Piano Fest show at The Burdock – January 11

This January 11th I will be playing a show together with my good friend Joshua Van Tassel at The Burdock as part of Piano Fest. While I play, Josh will be providing electronic manipulations of the beautiful grand piano that The Burdock is bringing in for this excellent festival.

This show is a little preview of the Canadian tour happening in march in support of the release of my solo album “Oma.” Josh will be joining me on The tour, which goes from Calgary all the way to Halifax. We will be playing separate solo sets but plan to include some collaborations during the show. Stay tuned for an official announcement of the tour dates!

Get tickets for the Piano Fest Show here

Wood Meets Water

The first piece off of the new Album Oma is out now! Its called Wood Meets Water

Wood Meets Water. First single off the album Oma. Out March 6, 2020 on Common Noise/Outside Music

“Stark and stately, this melody opens the album and serves as an introduction to this cycle of compositions,” says Grunwald. “Wood – the starting material for many objects in our lives. Water – a substance that gives life and serves as a conduit. The place where Wood meets Water is the meeting between raw materials and the medium which transports and transforms that material into its final form.”

Accompanying the single is a stunning animated video by Les Cooper made from stock footage that Grunwald collected while visiting his Oma at her home in Concepcion, Chile back in January of 2019. Watch the video here

Like the artist page and stay up to date with the latest news including tour dates, and more releases.

SLOW Volumes: One (01)

Today, more than ever before, our world is moving at an incredible pace. We are constantly being bombarded with sounds, images, quips and opinions – little bits of information that are vying for our attention at an astounding frequency, and which never seem to cease. It’s hard to find stillness and escape in this sandstorm of data – with the SLOW Volumes collection, we are doing our best to help remedy that. 

All proceeds from this collection will be donated to The Daily Bread Food Bank of Toronto. (


released June 3, 2016 

Cover Image by Eamon MacMahon (
Mastered by Reuben Ghose at Mojito Mastering (

01 Joshua Van Tassel ( / James Bunton (
02 Adrian Gordon Cook (
03 Merganzer (
04 Andrew Kinoshita 
05 Felicity Williams 
06 Dean Drouillard (
07 Oswego (
08 Sarah Slean (
09 Christine Bougie (
10 Robbie Grunwald (