I love creating music, making films, cooking and going for walks
Keep on going one step in front of the other
My presentations will focus on live music performances along with educational components… Music is one of the best healers!
Steve Koven is a composer, performer, producer, educator, and filmmaker. In 1993 he established the Steve Koven Trio. Touring the world for more than two decades, they have been coined as ‘Canadian Cultural Ambassadors’.
Aside from performing worldwide with his trio, Steve also performs solo piano concerts throughout North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Dozens of Koven’s compositions have been licensed for national and international film and television productions. As an educator, Steve has been teaching in the Faculty of Music at Toronto’s York University since 2003, teaching Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz Piano Studies.
In addition, Steve teaches in the Music Department at Centennial College in Toronto, He holds a Masters in Music Composition and has presented master classes and clinics throughout Canada, China, Japan, Colombia, Barbados, Bahamas, USA and Mexico.
Steve is also the Education Co-ordinator of the Eleuthera International Jazz Festival on Eleuthera, Bahamas, and has presented a TEDx TALK at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario.
Koven is an award-winning filmmaker, receiving the first prize for his documentary, 20, in the 2015 Toronto Independent Film Festival and for his documentary, Improvisation in the 2018 Toronto Short Film Festival.
New Album Released: LOVE
In April 2020, just after COVID became a reality, there was a lot of fear and uncertainty, a lot of negativity in the air. I decided to create a collection of original compositions inspired by positive vibes and LOVE.
I began writing lyrics inspired by LOVE and created four songs within the first four days of starting the project. Not long after in May, my father Irving Koven passed away. He was in a long term care facility, and because of lock down restrictions, I had not seen him since mid-March. A couple of weeks after he passed, I composed three songs dedicated to him and my late mother, Flossie. By mid June I finished composing all twelve songs for the album. Over the next several months I produced the songs with the help of fourteen different musicians sending their tracks to me virtually, which started the production process.
I am so grateful for technology available during these crazy COVID times, allowing me to produce music in the home studio environment as well as stay in touch with my fellow musicians, friends and family.
There will also be a limited edition of vinyl albums available.
The Beatles were correct in saying, ‘All you need is LOVE'.