Yang Yang

Rachel Yang Yang is a distinguished piano educator based in the Vancouver region. With a master’s degree in piano from the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, she was a piano lecturer at the institution before relocating to Vancouver in 2009. Since then, she has forged a path of excellence, establishing her own thriving piano studio. As …

Matteo Generani

Matteo Generani is an Italian pianist, collaborator, and educator of international renown. He is the winner of both national and international competitions, including the Solo Piano Competition “Villa Oliva” (Italy, 2018) the White Lake Young Artist Solo Performance (Montague, Michigan, 2019) and the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (Jefferson City, Missouri, 2020). Recent highlights …

Alexander Malikov

Pianist Alexander “Sasha” Malikov performs extensively across Canada and the United States both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Most recent highlights include solo recitals in Austin, Texas, at Vancouver’s Müzewest Concerts, and at Toronto’s Arts & Letters Club. In 2021, he also recorded Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas Nos. 2 & 5 with Joseph Johnson, …

Kathy Dornian

A native Calgarian, Kathy Dornian is a nationally respected pedagogue, chamber musician, adjudicator and examiner. She earned a Master of Music Degree in piano performance from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education and Kodaly Fine Arts Diploma from the University of Calgary. Her education was enriched by post-graduate …

Peggy Yip

Ms. Peggy Yip, Vice President of the Pacific International Youth Music Society and a founding member, brings extensive knowledge and experience to the organization. In addition to her leadership role, she contributed her expertise as a piano advisor to the Richmond Music Festival Society in the past and holds the Royal Conservatory of Music Piano …

Hanxiang David Xu

Han Xiang David Xu, a young Steinway Artist, is an accomplished Chinese Canadian concert pianist praised by industry leaders. Steinway Piano CEO Mr. Ron Losby remarked that Xu’s performance of Chopin’s Barcarole evoked the musical finesse of the great pianist Arthur Rubinstein, a testament to Xu’s impressive command of the classical repertoire. Xu’s concert career …

Kyu Butler

Kyu is a pianist, educator, pedagogue, and clinician who is actively performing. Kyu has taught both nationally and internationally and has performed in Italy, Czech Republic, China, Thailand, Costa Rica, Korea and Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall in New York, and Krannert Center for Performing Arts in US. Kyu is a recipient of the Marina Grin …

Emma Wang

Emma Wang is an accomplished pianist and music educator with an extensive academic background in piano performance. She began her musical studies at the age of seven, and subsequently earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Tianjin Conservatory of Music, where she was mentored by Professor Chen Lei. Emma then pursued her passion for music …