Piano 2020:   May 14th – 16th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College

Jingzi (Linda) Ruan

Vancouver, BC

2018 Shean Piano Competition Winner Élisabeth Pion.

Named one of CBC’s Hot 30 under 30 Classical Musicians in 2017, Canadian pianist Linda Ruan has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, from the Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York to the Xinghai Philharmonic Hall in China. Notable past performances include orchestral appearances with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Royal Conservatory Orchestra, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, and the Xinghai Philharmonic Orchestra; solo recitals and performances in North America, Asia, and Europe.

Ms. Ruan has been a prizewinner in the PianoArts North American Piano Competition, CMFTA National Piano Competition, and the Seattle International Piano Competition. During the summers, she took part in the Yellowbarn Young Artist Program, Banff Chamber Music Residency and Piano Master Classes, Morningside Music Bridge, and the Holland International Music Sessions. Furthermore, she has worked in master classes with Leon Fleisher, Maxim Vengerov, and Wenzel Fuchs among many others.

Born in Tokyo, Ms. Ruan began learning the piano at the age of seven in Shanghai after returning to the country. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music, Honours at The Glenn Gould School under the tutelage of James Anagnoson and Li Wang. Currently, she is studying at The Juilliard School in the studio of Hung-Kuan Chen.

2020 Piano Competitors

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko Henry From Carter Johnson Nicole Linaksita Jingzi Linda Ruan Waller Jean-Luc Therrien

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