Linda Ruan.

Linda Ruan

Winner of the Registered Music Teachers’ Annual Piano Competition.

Praised for “a great passion and poise” in her performance, seventeen-year-old Linda Ruan has participated in many local and international music festivals and piano competitions where she has received numerous scholarships and awards. Some of the most recent achievements include being one of the two Canadian pianists to advance to the live rounds of the 2013 International e-Piano Junior Competition; she was again invited to participate in 2015 edition of the competition.

In the summer of 2012 and 2014, she was one of the few young pianists across Canada to be accepted into the internationally-renowned “Morningside Music Bridge” program. She has given performances and recitals at various venues from the Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Brechemin Auditorium at the University of Washington to the the Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.

In the 2014-2015 season, Linda successfully completed a concert tour in China, highlights include her orchestral debut with the Xinghai Philharmonic Orchestra, playing the Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto. Additionally, as the British Columbia representative at the Canadian Music Teachers’ Association National Piano Competition, she had the opportunity to perform in the Young Artist’s Tour across the province.

Outside of solo piano, Linda participates in “The Rosettes” piano trio and competes in competitions — recent accomplishments include advancing into the International Live Auditions Round of the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. Beyond music, she participated in various math contests and art competitions; she also previously took part in the school Model United Nations and mock trial team. Linda is an academically excellent student — maintaining a consistent 4.0 GPA. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, reading, and running.

Born in Tokyo, Linda Ruan began learning the piano at the age of seven in Shanghai, China after returning to the country. A year later, she immigrated to Canada with her family where she now continues her musical studies under the directions of Professor Li Xiao and Dr. Corey Hamm. This fall, Linda will study at the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music as a full scholarship student in the studio of Mr. James Anagnoson.

 

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