Short Format Biography

Kevin Komisaruk is an organist and harpsichordist based at the University of Toronto since 2003. His research explores intersections between performance practice, rhetoric, flow theory, kinaesthetics and improvisation, and how these impact the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of artists and listeners.  In practice he develops applications for musical performance in medicine, especially palliative care. He has performed throughout North America and Europe, and produced two solo discs on the ATMA label which received several international citations.  At the Faculty of Music, he teaches organ and harpsichord performance, as well as courses in creative identity, improvisation, pedagogy, palliative care, and keyboard theory.