Monday, June 10th

Classical Piano - Open - Group D

Adjudicator: Todd Yaniw

Classical Piano - Open - Group D

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.


Knox Presbyterian Church
461 Elizabeth St.
Burlington, ON L7R 4B1

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Vanessa HungTitles:
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp Minor, BWV 873 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Ballade in A Flat Major, op.47 by Frederic Chopin
Feux d'artifice (no. 12) by Claude Debussy
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:9:25 AMName:Yichen XiaoTitles:
Sonata no. 17 in D minor, op. 31, no. 2, 3rd mvt. Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, op. 20 by Frederic Chopin
Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Mephisto Waltz No. 1 by Franz Liszt
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:10:10 AMName:Kevin TranTitles:
Prelude and Fugue in F Minor, BWV 857 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in A flat Major, Hob. XVI:46 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Étude No. 3 in G sharp Minor ("La campanella") by Franz Liszt
Suite for Piano, op 14 by Béla Bartók
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:11:05 AMName:Anne ZengTitles:
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp Minor, BWV 849 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata No. 62 in E flat Major, Hob. XVI:52, 1st & 2nd mvts. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Fantasie in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28 by Felix Mendelssohn
Night Rainbow by Heather Schmidt
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:1:00 PMName:Xinyi RanTitles:
Partita No.1 in B flat Major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in C Minor, K 457, 1st & 2nd mvts. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nocturne in B Major, op. 62, no. 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Ballade in F Major, op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Niagara
Time:1:45 PMName:Kenneth ChenTitles:
Sonata in B flat Major, op. 22, 1st mvt. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Etude in A Minor, op. 10, no. 2 by Frédéric Chopin
Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Nocturne in G Major, op. 37. no. 2 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Toronto

2:45 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:45 pm until 4:00 pm.

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

5:15 PM - Open Piano Playoffs

Open Piano Playoff will be held at Wellington Square United Church - 2121 Caroline Street from 5:15 pm to approximately 6:30 pm

Playoff competitor will need to travel to Washing Square United Church for the playoffs.