Adjunct Lecturer in Piano (Keyboard)
Dina Michelson Namer received her professional training at the Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music. Among her principal teachers were Robert Goldsand, Artur Balsam and Menahem Pressler.
An active performer, Dina Namer has diverse experience as both a solo and chamber musician. She has performed and recorded a wide range of repertoire, from Baroque harpsichord works to contemporary piano repertoire. She has a long association with the musicians of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, as well as having collaborated with many other instrumentalists and singers as a chamber performer.
Ms. Namer has been a member of the Aulos Ensemble, the Ottawa Baroque Ensemble, and the Sh'ma Ensemble, a group devoted to performing forgotten works of Holocaust composers. In addition she has performed frequently with Queen's faculty in recital.
Dina Namer is on the performance faculty at Carleton University and served for several years as an RCM Senior Examiner.
Among her recordings is the CD "Playing Tribute" with the Aulos Trio, which features works of several Canadian composers.
Ms. Namer performs regularly in the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and the Alexandria Festival of the Lakes (Minnesota). She has been heard in over 200 programmes for the CBC Radio and Radio Canada.