Saturday, September 9, 2023 – 2:30 pm
JAEDEN IZIK-DZURKO, piano
“with each performance we knew we were in the presence of a sensationally
talented young artist” – Jon Kimura Parker
Celebrated by the CBC in 2021 as one of “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30,” pianist Jaeden Izik-Dzurko is earning a reputation as a promising young artist. Recognized by audiences, conductors, composers, and critics alike for the exceptional communicative power and thoughtfulness of his interpretations, “…he projects a distinctive musical personality that imbues even the most routine passagework with character and individuality” (Calgary Herald).
Jaeden is a First Prize winner at the 2022 Hilton Head International Piano Competition and the 2022 Maria Canals International Music Competition. Most recently, he was awarded the First Prize, the Canon Audience Prize, and the Chamber Music Award at the 20th Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition. He is also a Grand Prize winner at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals’ National Competition, a winner of Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer Scholarship Competition, a Laureate of the Cochran International Piano Competition, and a second prize and J.S. Bach prize winner at the OSM Competition.
Born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Jaeden earned his Bachelor of Music at The Juilliard School under Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky. He currently studies with Dr. Corey Hamm at the University of British Columbia.
Presented in collaboration with the Vancouver Recital Society.