Alberta-born pianist Clark Schaufele recently received his Doctorate in Music (Piano Performance) degree at the Université de Montréal under the guidance of Canadian pianist and educator, Paul Stewart. While acting as the Head of Piano at the Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts, Clark enjoys a multi-faceted career, spanning genres beyond classical piano – on both the keyboards and the double bass, he has been involved in many performances, tours, and studio recordings, ranging from classical and jazz to country and folk. At present, his solo folk/pop project, Clark&Marcy, has brought his unique combination of voice and double bass to a wide audience in Montreal and elsewhere. A dedicated educator, Clark has spent the summers of 2009-2013 as the musical director for Odeum Theatre, producing performances such as Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, Monty Python’s Spamalot and most recently, the broadway hit, Grease. Over the past several summers, he has also enjoyed working as a teacher and accompanist at the Banff Summer Strings Program as well as a performer at the Orlando Festival in the Netherlands. Clark has benefited greatly from the musical guidance of Paul Stewart, Henk Guitart, Marc Durand, and Jean Saulnier.
Clark&Marcy is the solo act of multi-genre, multi-instrumentalist Clark Schaufele, with his double bass, Marcy. Exploring the links between folk, blues, classical, and jazz idioms, he is primarily active in the Montreal area, performing in a variety of festivals and events throughout the city. With a passion for sharing his music in everyday/unconventional settings, he additionally performs regularly under the banner of “Les etoiles du metro”.
Clark has appeared across the country in performance, on tour, and on studio recordings, with a number of acclaimed musicians including Saskatchewan Fiddle Champion, Ben Beveridge, and WCMA nominated fiddler, Scott Benson.
Clark has recently participated as an Artist in Residence during the Banff Centre Late Fall Music Residency. A major upcoming project is the creation and production of a concept album, The Chapel Sessions.