Past Concert: Avan Yu


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 Universit√§t der K√ľnste in Berlin with Klaus Hellwig.  More details at