March 11,  2011 - 8pm
Pre-concert reception at 7pm by donation


St. John Anglican Church


Available at Billies Bouquet and at the door


At 23 years of age, Canadian pianist Avan Yu has performed in recital and as soloist with orchestras on four continents, consistently captivating audiences with his extraordinary musicianship. Avan made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall after winning Silver Medal at the 16th Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition in 2008. He frst came to national attention by winning frst prize at the Canadian Chopin Competition at the age of seventeen, and was the only pianist to win First Prize in both the Junior and Senior Divisions of the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, he studied with Kut Kau Sum, and from 2003 with Ralph Markham and Kenneth Broadway. Since 2007 he has been studying at the Universität der Künste in Berlin with Klaus Hellwig.  More details at www.avanyu.net

Thank you to our sponsors!

A non-profit society that fosters the Arts cannot exist without its members, volunteers and sponsors. Here is a list of our current sponsors, to whom we are extremely grateful:

St. John the Divine Anglican Church, Squamish, BC

Nesters Market, Squamish
Meadowbrook Suite, Squamish
Peter Gomes
Piano Technician

Dana-Marie Battaglia
Don't DIY Websites


The Howe Sound Performing Arts Association has been assisting and developing performing arts activities in the community since 1993.

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