Biography

Kelowna pianist, Tricia Dalgleish was born and raised in the Okanagan and makes her home in Kelowna, British Columbia. She began playing piano at the age of five, and has spent her life deeply involved in music. Tricia has been performing professionally on the piano and with various ensembles for over twenty years. She has also imparted her knowledge and passion for music as a piano teacher to many young budding pianists over the years.

Recently, Tricia has been part of a nine piece band, performing on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. That experience has added a colourful dimension to her approach to music.

While gifted as a solo performer, Tricia also collaborates with an array of musicians, ranging from violinists and singers to guitarists and drummers. Whether you’re looking for an instrumental piano/bass duo for a formal occasion, or an enthusiastic vocal group to liven up a party, Tricia and her fellow musicians can provide the appropriate ambience. Currently Tricia often is found gigging with Trevor Salloum (Latin percussion/vocals), Darko Cuk (bass/vocals) and Maggie Ponzo-Cotton (vocals) in their Latin group Major Mambo. She also enjoys the collaborating with Lester Dubland and Shelly Vida as they combine their talents in the sassy layered vocal trio called LYPService or as the duo Curves & Edges. Most recently, she is excited to be working with singer Ibriam Stange in collaborations that highlight their passion for Latin and soul music. They perform as the duo Alegria and with Alex Broughton and Joey Fraser as Step ‘n Stones.

Tricia’s skill as a Kelowna pianist and her professionalism in business shine. Her charm and sensitive personality complete her gifting as a social entertainer. She plays a wide variety of musical styles to suit your every occasion. From captivating classical pieces such as Clair de Lune, to funky Latin numbers like Mas Que Nada, Tricia “covers the keys”!

Qualifications

Solo Pianist and Group Involvement
1995-present
- soloist - instrumental; vocal/piano
- accompanist for vocalists/instrumentalists
- jazz duo/trio

Piano Teacher
1988-present
Private Studio, Kelowna BC

House Pianist 
1993-2004; 2014-present
The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre, Kelowna BC

Cruise Ship Pianist
2004-present
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines - member of 9-piece theatre band, backing up entertainers such as
- Dominick Allen from “Foreigner”
- Bobby Arvon, the voice of “Happy Days”
- Tony Tillman, Las Vegas Singer/Entertainer

Associate of Royal Conservatory of Toronto
1988 - Piano Performer Diploma

Links

Rotary Arts Centre - FIRSTthursdays in the Cultural District on Kelowna BC.

Kelowna Arts Council Inspiring Creativity, Celebrating Community.

Soul de Cuba Restaurant - The Okanagan's Only Authentic Cuban Cuisine featuring Hot Cuban Classics the last Saturday of every month. $10 cover. Reservations recommended.

Trevor Salloum - Kelowna percussionist, author and teacher who has conducted workshops and performed internationally for over 25 years.

For more information on Live Music in Kelowna BC contact Tricia Dalgleish
at 250-763-7830 or proceed to the Contact Form.