Jaeden Izik-Dzurko

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko

City of residence : Salmon Arm

Piano 2024

Competitors 2024


Grand Laureate – Sibylla-Hesse First Prize

André Bourbeau Award for the Best Canadian Artist

Best performance of a Sonata in the Semifinal

André Bachand Award for the Best performance of an imposed Canadian work


Celebrated in 2021 as one of CBC’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30”, pianist Jaeden Izik-Dzurko is a 1st prize winner at the 2022 Hilton Head International Piano Competition and the 2022 Maria Canals International Music Competition. Most recently, he was awarded the 1st prize, the Canon Audience Prize, and the Chamber Music Award at the 20th Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition.

Jaeden has appeared as a featured soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, the Kamloops Symphony, the Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid. His playing has been broadcast on CBC Radio’s In Concert, WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase and APM’s Performance Today. Jaeden has appeared in such venues as the Wigmore Hall in London, Weill Recital Hall in New York, Salle Cortot in Paris, and the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid.

Born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Jaeden earned his Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School under Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky, and his Master of Music degree with Dr. Corey Hamm at the University of British Columbia. He currently studies with Dr. Jacob Leuschner at the Detmold Hochschule für Musik and Dr. Benedetto Lupo at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.


Principal teachers 

  • Jacob Leuschner 2023-present
  • Benedetto Lupo 2023-present
  • Corey Hamm 2021-2023
  • Yoheved Kaplinsky 2017-2021 


Major Competitions 

  • 1st prize, Chamber Music and Audience Prizes, Concurso de Piano de Santander Paloma O’Shea, 2022 
  • 1st prize, Concurs Internacional de Música Maria Canals de Barcelona, 2022
  • 1st prize, Hilton Head International Piano Competition, 2022
  • Finalist, OSM Competition, 2022 




Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 

Alexander Scriabin
Sonata No. 5, Op. 53

Frédéric Chopin
Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20 



Robert Schumann
Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47
Sostenuto assai – Allegro ma non troppo 



Barbara Assiginaak
Mzizaakok Miiniwaa Mzizaakoonsak (Horseflies and Deerflies)  

Ludwig van Beethoven
Andante favori in F major, WoO 57 

Sergei Rachmaninov
Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28
Allegro moderato • Lento • Allegro molto 



Johannes Brahms
Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83
Allegro non troppo • Allegro appassionato • Andante • Allegretto grazioso – Un poco più presto 


Adopt a Musician
The presence of Jaeden Izik-Dzurko in Montreal
is generously supported by Jenne Neyron et Jean-Luc Malo


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