Friday, June 14th

Classical Piano - Diploma - Group C

Adjudicator: Todd Yaniw

Classical Piano - Diploma - Group C

Todd Yaniw is a Canadian pianist praised for his "atmospheric contrast of poetry and power…a hair-raising performance". Since his debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at age 13, Mr. Yaniw has performed across Canada; at festivals and venues including CBC Vancouver, the Banff Centre for Music, Edmonton's Winspear Centre for Music, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, and Koerner Hall. Mr. Yaniw has performed concerti with several Canadian orchestras, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and has performed with the Afiara Quartet, Rolston String Quartet, Trio Arkel and the ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory). Todd has been interviewed and broadcast on many occasions on CBC Radio, and was featured in CBC's "30 under 30" list. Internationally, Todd has performed in Bulgaria, China, Italy, Jamaica, Monaco, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Mr. Yaniw has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, and twice was a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Awards. He was on the performance staff at The Glenn Gould School, and served on the faculty of The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists.

Todd Yaniw recently returned to his home province of Alberta and is now based in St. Albert. Recent engagements include a collaborative album, guest faculty for the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival, and several performance projects. His previous teachers include Michael Massey, Dr. James Parker, Professor James Anagnoson (The Glenn Gould School), and Dr. Jon Kimura Parker (Rice University). Mr. Yaniw completed his doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin, where he worked with Dr. Anton Nel.


St. Christopher's Anglican Church
662 Guelph Line
Burlington, On L7R 3M8

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Justin ChenTitles:
Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826, Sinfonia by Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude, op. 32, no. 5 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:9:15 AMName:Joanne YehTitles:
Sonata No. 12 in A flat Major, op. 26, 1st and 2nd mvts. by L. van Beethoven
Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 864 by J.S. Bach
Home Festival:Yip's
Time:9:40 AMName:Ethan SueTitles:
Asturias by Isaac Albéniz
Sonata in A Minor, K 310 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Home Festival:St. Thomas
Time:10:10 AMName:Boyan HuTitles:
Etude, op. 2, no. 4 by Sergei Prokofiev
Klavierstücke No. 3, D 946 by Franz Schubert
Home Festival:Ottawa Piano
Time:10:25 AMName:Anissa SheTitles:
Scherzo No. 2 in B flat Minor, op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Sonata in C Major, op. 2, no. 3, 1st & 2nd mvts. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:11:05 AMName:Jackson AdairTitles:
Nocturne, op.48, no.1 by Frédéric Chopin
Transcendental Etude S.139, No.10 by Franz Liszt
Home Festival:Stratford
Time:11:20 AMName:Angela LiangTitles:
Sonata in C Minor, op. 13 ("Pathétique"), 2nd & 3rd mvts. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Ballade in F Major, op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:1:00 PMName:Serena ZhangTitles:
Scenes from a Jade Terrace: Warrior by Alexina Louie
Abegg Variations, op. 1 by Robert Schumann
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:1:20 PMName:Nieve XiaoTitles:
Scherzo in C sharp Minor, op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Toccata, op. 39 by Cécile Chaminade
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:1:35 PMName:Niko PanTitles:
Sonata no 24 in F sharp Major, op.78 "For Therese", 1st and 2nd mvts. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Ballade, op.6 by Amy Beach
Home Festival:Take the Stage
Time:1:55 PMName:Liam LaiTitles:
Nocturne in D flat Major, op. 27, no. 2 by Frédéric Chopin
Summerland (no. 2) by William Grant Still
Home Festival:IMFC
Time:2:10 PMName:Joy Qiaoyi LiTitles:
Prelude and Fugue in A Major, BWV 864 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Home Festival:Peel

2:30 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm.

Announcement of the winners and top competitor chosen to go to the Playoffs will happen at the end of the workshop.

4:30 PM - Diploma Classical Piano Playoff

The Diploma Piano Playoffs will be held at Pineland Baptist Church - 5100 New Street - from 4:30 pm to approximately 6:00 pm.

Playoff competitor will have to travel to Pineland Baptist Church.