Piano 2022:   May 19th – 21st at Muttart Hall, Alberta College

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko

Salmon Arm, BC

2022 Shean Piano Competition Winner Jaeden Izik-Dzurko.

Born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, 22-year-old Jaeden Izik-Dzurko is earning a reputation as a promising young artist. Mr. Izik-Dzurko has been recognized by audiences, conductors, and composers alike for the exceptional communicative power and thoughtfulness of his interpretations. He is a Grand Prize winner at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals’ National Competition, and a winner of Juilliard’s prestigious Gina Bachauer Scholarship Competition.

Mr. Izik-Dzurko graduated from The Juilliard School in 2021, completing a Bachelor of Music with Prof. Veda Kaplinsky. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Music at the University of British Columbia with Dr. Corey Hamm. An experienced recitalist, Mr. Izik-Dzurko has organized and presented numerous solo recitals to benefit both community projects and international humanitarian organizations. He has collaborated with local and international instrumentalists, vocalists and chamber ensembles, and has performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, the Kamloops Symphony, and the Lions Gate Sinfonia. Mr. Izik-Dzurko’s recordings have been presented nationally on CBC Radio, and in September 2019, his performance in Juilliard’s Paul Hall was broadcast live on WQXR in New York.

Mr. Izik-Dzurko has earned a reputation as a passionate advocate for Canadian compositions, and has been recognized for his exciting and insightful interpretations. In 2017, in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial, he presented a successful solo recital of works written solely by Canadian composers.

2022 Piano Competitors

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko Hamilton Lau Simiao (Helen) Pei Paul Williamson Michelle Jia Yun Xu Jessica Yuma

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