Welcome to Gustin House
512-10th Street, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Lyell Gustin Piano Studios, and Gustin House–marking a Century in 2020!
After intensive music studies, the youthful, charismatic Lyell Gustin established his Piano Studios in 1920 at a brand new residence, 512 Tenth Street, Saskatoon. During the next 70 years, hundreds of students took lessons at this gracious though modest house, and went forward profoundly enriched by music, many into professional musical careers, and others to educational, cultural, civic and community roles. Dr. Gustin presented concerts, actively promoted the arts, and led in the musical profession across Saskatchewan and Canada. Today, classical recitals and programs honour this grand legacy.
Lyell Gustin Recital Series brings national and international artists to our Saskatoon stage! In a series launched in 2005, superb soloists and amazing ensembles take you into an irreplaceable experience, the world of live classical music, a world of riches and meaning.
Interdisciplinary events modelled on the Gustin tradition of celebrating all the fine arts are held regularly. Unique programs in the “salon” setting of Gustin House bring together musicians, visual artists, writers, scholars and other professionals to share their art and insights with audiences.
Gustin House, a Provincial Heritage Property, serves as artistic centre for the musical, cultural and heritage activity of Gustin/Trounce Heritage Committee Inc. Besides presenting classical concerts and programs, the Committee supports young musicians through scholarships, connects with Studio graduates near and far, researches the Gustin Studios tradition, and oversees care and maintenance of the Dr. Lyell Gustin Residence (the heritage property designated under this title includes the historic Trounce House, built in 1883, the oldest surviving building in Saskatoon).