Recent Wins from the Keyboard Division

Nicole Linaksita (BMus’16) was chosen as one of six semi-finalists (out of twenty-eight accepted to the competition from across Canada) at the prestigious Stepping Stones Competition in Québec, and won a $1,000 scholarship. Nicole was also chosen to represent Vancouver at the BCRMTA Provincial competition in September 2016. Nicole is a student of Corey Hamm.

Susan Xia (BMus Piano Performance 2nd year) was runner up at the Musicians Dream Aid Competition. Susan is a student of Corey Hamm

Natalie Lo (BMus’16) won 4th prize at the 2016 Shean Piano Competition in Edmonton. She also won the prize for Best Performance of the Required Work. Natalie won first prize (senior category) in the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Clef Concerto Competition held May 30-31, 2016. Natalie was chosen as the Senior winner at the Vancouver Kiwanis Festival, and was also Runner Up for the Provincial National Class. Natalie is a student of Corey Hamm.

Carter Johnson (BMus Piano Performance 2nd year) won 3rd prize at the 2016 Shean Piano Competition in Edmonton. Carter was also the winner at the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival, and runner-up in the Provincial Music Festival – National Class. Carter is a student of Mark Anderson.

UBC Music alumna Jocelyn Lai (BMus’13) was awarded 2nd place at the 2016 Shean Piano Competition.

Former UBC Music student Gene Emerson won first prize at the Yarilo Piano Competition. Gene will have the opportunity to play with an orchestra in the coming season.

Davy Lau was chosen as Intermediate winner at the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko won first place at the Provincial Music Festival – National Class and will represent BC at the Nationals.

Gene, Davy and Jaeden are all students in Corey Hamm‘s piano studio. Jaeden also studies with Ian Parker.