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

Nicole Linaksita

Vancouver, BC

2018 Shean Piano Competition Winner Élisabeth Pion.

Canadian pianist Nicole Linaksita has performed solo and chamber concerts in Canada, USA, and Europe. A participant in national and international competitions, she was the Grand Prize winner as well as the winner of the prize for the best performance of the test piece written by François-Hugues Leclair for the CMC Stepping Stone Competition in 2019. In addition, she was the winner of the Westman Communications Group Q Country Star FM Third Prize Award at the 2019 Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition.

Ms. Linaksita made her concerto début in December 2017 with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra and performed Moritz Moszkowski’s Piano Concerto in E Major, op. 59 in the Music Without Borders Society Concerto Gala. She has performed the same concerto with the Vancouver Academy of Music Orchestra, the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ms. Linaksita completed undergraduate studies in Piano Performance and Computer Science at the University of British Columbia in 2016, studying under Corey Hamm and Ryo Yanagitani, receiving the Director’s Graduation Prize for Outstanding Piano Performance. Prior to UBC, she studied with Diana Marr and David Vandereyk. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Music at the University of Texas Austin under the tutelage of Professor Anton Nel.

2020 Piano Competitors

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

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