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

Nicole Linaksita

Vancouver, BC

2018 Shean Piano Competition Winner Élisabeth Pion.

Nicole Linaksita has performed solo and chamber concerts in Canada, USA, and Europe. A participant in national and international competitions, she was awarded First Place, Audience and Teacher’s Prizes at the 2011 Seattle International Piano Competition, and was chosen as a semi-finalist for the 2015 OSM Manulife and 2013 Eckhardt-Gramatté Competitions. She was also selected to participate as one of 30 finalists in the CMC Stepping Stone Competition, placing among the top six in 2016. Recently, she won First Prize and the Audience Choice prize in the 2017 BC Bösendorfer Piano Competition. In addition, she was awarded a silver medal and a certificate for the best performance of a Canadian work for the piano artists division of the 2017 Vancouver International Music Competition.

Miss Linaksita has frequently performed the works of contemporary composers. More recently, she played with the Music on Main All-Star Band for its Vancouver première of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians. In 2017, she was invited to be a featured artist for Emerge on Main, a programme hosted by Music on Main that supports rising musicians.

Miss Linaksita completed undergraduate studies in Piano Performance and Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, studying under Corey Hamm and Ryo Yanagitani, receiving the Director’s Graduation Prize for Outstanding Piano Performance. Her previous teachers include Diana Marr and David Vandereyk.

2018 Piano Competitors

Elisabeth Pion Bryn Blackwood David Potvin Karnsiri Laothamatas Kerry Waller Nicole Linaksita

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