The Shean Piano Competition
6 Finalists Compete for $8,000 Top Prize
On Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, 2022, six pianists from across Canada will take to the stage of Muttart Hall at the Alberta College Campus of MacEwan University (10050 MacDonald Drive, Edmonton) as they vie for the $8,000 top prize in The Shean Piano Competition and the opportunity to play with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at a later date.
The competition will see the competitors perform their Solo Piano Programs on Friday, May 20 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:30 – 9:30 PM, and perform their Piano Concertos on Saturday, May 21 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:30 – 9:00 PM. The adjudications and awards will follow the concertos on Saturday at approximately 9:00 PM.
This year’s competitors (with hometowns in parentheses) are:
• Jaeden Izik-Dzurko (Salmon Arm, BC)
• Hamilton Lau (Coquitlam, BC)
• Simiao (Helen) Pei (Richmond, BC)
• Paul Williamson (Mission, BC)
• Michelle Jia Yun Xu (Vancouver, BC)
• Jessica Yuma (Edmonton, AB)
The adjudicators for this year’s competition are:
• David Hoyt, Chair
• Jane Coop
• Janet Scott-Hoyt
Admission to The Shean Piano Competition is $10 per day.