Master Class

To be eligible to attend master class, all competitors must enter minimum Three or more classes. Each contestant will have a chance to learn from renowned Professors and musicians. Master classes will be held in small groups. Each student may have a one-on-one lesson with Masters. Please prepare one to two pieces for your master class. 

 

 

Available Master Class Divisions: 

Piano Division

Emily Chiang

Canadian pianist Emily Chiang is a versatile artist, active both in North America and in Asia. Born inTaiwan, she made her debut at the age of six, and has since been active as a solo pianist, performinglocally in Toronto and internationally. She has many ongoing collaborative relationships withinstrumentalists and other pianists that demonstrate her passionate commitment to chamber music.She is equally dedicated as a teacher and is currently on the piano faculty at the University of Toronto.Emily has worked with many of the most celebrated and inspirational pianists and pedagogues,including Alexandra Munn, Alvin Chow, Arnaldo Cohen and Menahem Pressler. Emily has also studiedwith Marietta Orlov, completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Toronto in 2013.Other studies have included completion of an artistic residency at the Banff Arts Centre, under thetutelage of Julian Martin, and Masters in Performance with Pressler and Cohen at theIndiana University Jacobs School of Music. Prior to this, Emily completed a Bachelor of Music inperformance at the Oberlin College.

Piano Master

TONY YIKE YANG

21-year-old Chinese-Canadian pianist TONY YIKE YANG is emerging as one of the foremost pianists of the younger generation. As a frequent prizewinner, Yang garnered 5th Prize at the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition at age 16, the youngest-ever laureate of the competition.

Piano Master

Issac Seo

Canadian Pianist Isaac Yisak, Seo was born in South Korea. He has given recitals in Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Place des Arts in Montreal, Paganini hall in Italy. Isaac was one of the two Canadian pianists to compete and represent Canada in the 2005 International Chopin Piano Competition in Poland and 2007 International Queen Elizabeth Competition in Belgium. He is also a prize winner from the International stepping stone competition, International Flame Paris competition, Montreal Symphony Competition OSM, Canadian Music Competition. 

Isaac was a guest artist at the Orford Art Centre and his
programe including works by Chopin and Canadian Composer, Jaque Hetu 'piano variations' were recorded and broadcasted on CBC radio. He will be serving as a collaborative-faculty in Zodiac Music Festival in France. 

Isaac has attended, Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Montreal University, Royal Conservatory in Belgium, Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris in Paris. He acquired Bachelors at the Juilliard School in NYC and Masters at the Manhattan School of Music. Isaac’s mentors includes Peter Longworth, Marc Durand, John Perry, Leon Fleisher, Jacques Rouvier, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Evegeny Moguilevsky, Phillip Kawin, Andre Laplante, Anton Kuerti and Martha Argerich.

Mr Seo's high interest in teaching music have led his students to have won numerous International piano competitions plus prizes, including International New Jersey music competition, Pre-college concerto competitions in the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Mannes school of music. Lincoln Centre Debut competition, In Canada, his students have received prizes from the Canadian Music Competition, Kiwanis music competition and CCC competition. 

Currently serving as a staff pianist at the University of Toronto and Canadian Music Competition. Also, a Choir Director at the St. Timothy Church in Toronto and hired regularly to play and read with the legendary pianist Anton Kuerti.

Piano Master

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