Winfried Rompf

Winfried Rompf

B. Com., ARCT, RMT

Mr. Winfried (Win) Rompf has extensive experience in solo performance, chamber music, vocal collaborations and coaching. He was conductor of the Gloria Ensemble, a community chorus and orchestra. In addition, he has been the music director, conductor and pianist in several large churches in Vancouver.

Besides his busy piano teaching schedule, Mr. Rompf is the senior piano examiner for the BC Conservatory of Music, a festival adjudicator, and master class clinician, both in Canada and abroad. He has been invited several times to be on the jury of the International Competition for Piano Six Hands in Marktoberdorf, representing Canada. At the University of British Columbia, Mr. Rompf has given a number of guest lectures on the historical and practical aspects of piano ensemble music and performance.

Mr. Rompf is a founding member of the Vancouver Piano Ensemble, which has toured in Canada, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Italy and China. In 2006, he recorded all the works for Flute and Piano composed by the late Elliot Weisgarber with flautist Karen Weisgarber-Smithson. He is also the chairman of the North West Piano Ensemble Society, which held its first competition in 2009. Further, Winfried is Vice President – Emeritus of the British Columbia Conservatory of Music.

Education

  • ARCT (Toronto) in Piano performance
  • Muriel Erskin Award for his ARCT examination and a number of other awards and recognitions
  • Piano with Marjorie Lancaster-Smith, Edward Parker, Boris Roubakin and Pierre Souverain