World-renowned concert pianist donates archive to McMaster
Concert pianist and former Associate Professor in School of the Arts, Valerie Tryon, has donated her archive to the McMaster Library. Dr. Tryon has a long history and strong connection with Hamilton and the McMaster community. She has served as a professor in School of the Arts and as an artist-in-residence.
“The collection is quite extraordinary in importance,” says McMaster University Librarian Vivian Lewis, “While it is not physically large, it helps to tell the story of one of Canada’s great musical figures. It tells the story of a woman, British by birth, who travels the world to perform and record, but who considers Hamilton and McMaster her home. We are grateful to have been entrusted with the documents and artefacts that capture the life’s work of this remarkable talent.