Hi, I'm Indra!
Vancouver-based pianist, vocal coach,
and a strong advocate for the Oxford comma.
Praised for her expressivity and “impressive command of the keyboard” (Prince George Citizen), Vancouver-based pianist and vocal coach Indra Egan is thrilled to be a Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist with Vancouver Opera for their 2023/24 season. Indra holds a M. Mus. in Collaborative Piano from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Steven Philcox and won the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Prize in Accompanying. Originally from Northern BC, Indra received her B. Mus. in Piano Performance at the University of Manitoba as a student of David Moroz and Laura Loewen, followed by post-bacc studies in jazz piano with Will Bonness. She has performed in masterclasses with Elly Ameling, Jean Barr, Margo Garrett, Susan Graham, Liz Upchurch, and others. Additional mentors include
Tracy Dahl, Rosemary Thomson, Nathalie Paulin, Kathryn Tremills, and Wendy Nielsen.
Indra's versatility and dynamic approach to music-making make her a sought-after collaborator; she has worked across Canada in many styles and genres. Opera highlights include répétiteur/pianist for The Magic Flute (Vancouver Opera), Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict (Opera Kelowna), Songbook XI (Tapestry Opera), La Bohème (Opera NUOVA), Quesnel's Colas et Colinette (Lyn Vernon Productions), and excerpts from Monteverdi's l'Orfeo and Wagner's Lohengrin (University of Manitoba) . Musical theatre credits include assistant music director/pianist for
Les Misérables, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, and Anne of Green Gables (Judy Russell Presents). Indra has performed multiple concerti with professional orchestras and served as resident pianist for the
Prince George Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series. She has also produced and performed in many
recitals, house concerts, and cabarets, via the Virtuosi International Recital Series, Oasis musicale de Montréal,
Casse-Tête Experimental Music Festival, Opera NUOVA Coast to Coast Virtual Recital Series, and various independent productions.
Indra is passionate about giving back through art, and raised $15 000 for various Canadian medical charities by producing and performing in eight annual “Indra and Friends” benefit concerts. She has also produced and performed in three epilepsy awareness concerts; the most recent, “Unshakeable” (2021), was released online and featured over 100 performers, including Indra’s collaboration with Canadian soprano Tracy Dahl.
When she’s not at the keyboard, Indra enjoys daily NYT crosswords, creating niche memes (one of which was retweeted by Joyce DiDonato and Thomas Hampson), and writing for her musical satire page,
Stay Tuned with Indra (staytunedwithindra.com).
Click below to check out:
Indra's Epilepsy Awareness Concert
Indra's Musical Satire Site