Piano 2024:   May 16th – 18st at Muttart Hall, Alberta College
Jingzi Linda Ruan

Jingzi (Linda) Ruan

Vancouver, BC

2022 Shean Piano Competition Winner Jaeden Izik-Dzurko.

Named one of CBC’s Hot 30 under 30 Canadian Classical Musicians, Chinese-Canadian pianist Linda Ruan is passionate about sharing the potential of music to overcome boundaries across cultures. Since being introduced to the drums at the age of four, and then the piano at the age of seven, music has remained a stabilizing force in her diverse childhood from Tokyo, Shanghai to Vancouver. Her unconventional path broadened her horizons and cultivated a fascination for diverse cultures. Her curiosity guided her beyond her solo piano studies, expanding to music pedagogy and community engagement, and a wide range of chamber music projects.

Ms. Ruan is a top prize winner in a number of international piano competitions including the Lancaster International Piano Competition, VI Odin International Music Competition, and the Seattle International Piano Competition. Her piano duo, La Fiammata, was the second prize winner of the ARD International Music Competition 2021. She has performed in venues across the world, from Carnegie’s Weill Hall and Lincoln Center’s Rose Studio to a recital tour in China spanning Guangzhou to Shanghai. Additionally, she made her orchestral début with the Xinghai Philharmonic.

Ms. Ruan received her Bachelor of Music degree with Honours and Master of Music degrees from The Glenn Gould School, The Juilliard School, and the- Tianjin Juilliard School, respectively. Her past teachers include James Anagnoson, Hung-Kuan Chen, Corey Hamm, Xiao Li, Li Wang, and Xiaohan Wang. Currently, she is studying at the UBC School of Music with Dr. Corey Hamm.

2024 Piano Competitors

Henry From Carter Johnson Dane Ko Gabriel Landstedt Jingzi Linda Ruan Adam Sun

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