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 …

Dr. Jacques C. Després

  Pianist Jacques C. Després has been heard widely for more than four decades through his recordings, performances as a soloist with orchestras, solo recitals, and collaborative work. An intelligent, refined, highly sensitive and disciplined artist, Després’ performances and recordings are praised by critics who cite his “crystal-clear pianism,” and his abilities “to bring humanity, …

Dr. Corey Hamm

Pianist Corey Hamm is establishing a unique musical profile performing widely in North America and in Asia as both soloist and chamber musician. His CD of Frederic Rzewski’s hour-long solo piano epic The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (Redshift Records) won Spotify’s Best Classical Recording 2014, and Best Classical Recording at the 2014 Western Canadian Music …

Dr. Jani Parsons

JANI PARSONS Praised for her “combination of tenderness and vivacious energy” (San Francisco Chronical) and “sheer virtuosity” (LA Splash), Canadian pianist Jani Parsons has established herself as a musician of warmth, brilliance, versatility, and vivid expression. An active soloist and chamber musician, Jani is a founding member and executive director of Latitude 49, a mixed …

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 …