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Warren Mould

Warren Mould. Pianist, teacher, administrator, b Toronto 28 Jun 1933; LTCL 1948, FTCL 1949.

Mould, Warren

Warren Mould. Pianist, teacher, administrator, b Toronto 28 Jun 1933; LTCL 1948, FTCL 1949. He studied at Trinity College of Music in London with James Lyons and Max Pirani and privately in Toronto with Mona Bates, making his debut in 1948 at Eaton Auditorium, Toronto, and his New York debut in 1951 at Carnegie Hall. He has given numerous recitals on CBC radio and has toured in Canada and the USA. He was assistant registrar 1963-6 and registrar 1966-76 at the RCMT and was a member 1975-6 of the RCMT Trio. With his wife, the soprano Burnetta Day (b Chatham, Ont), he moved to Europe in 1976, and they settled in Lahr, Germany, where Mould established a private piano teaching studio in 1979. In 1986 he became a member of the faculty of the RCMT music program at the Canadian Forces base in Lahr. That same year he became host of a weekly radio music program broadcast for the Canadian forces.

A specialist in the preparation of piano instruction materials, Mould has composed teaching pieces for piano and was co-author with Boris Berlin of a teacher's manual, Basics of Ear Training (Toronto 1968). He has written articles on Jon Vickers and Maureen Forrester for the periodical Sound (see Bibliographies for Forrester and Vickers). With G. Campbell Trowsdale and Norman Burgess he was a co-author of the Report of the Royal Conservatory of Music Commission on the National Examination System (Toronto 1991) for the RCMT.

Mould has recorded eight graded albums of the RCMT's books of piano studies (1971, RCP-GI to RCP-GVIII) and New For Now Piano Vol. 1 (1970, Dom S69002). He was president 1963-4 of the ORMTA.

Mould's mother Nellie (b England 1891, d Toronto 1983) taught music in Canada for 60 years and in 1977 was the recipient of an honorary FTCL. She taught both Warren and another son, Neville, the latter a pianist who appeared with the TSO and whose promising career was cut short by his death from polio at 15. Mould's father, William Henry (b England 1890, d Toronto 1978), was the organist-choirmaster of St John's Norway Anglican Church in Toronto for 35 years.