We are most fortunate that Avan Yu is returning to Squamish!  As one of Canada’s most exciting young pianists, Avan Yu achieved international recognition when he triumphed at the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2012, winning First Prize along with nine special awards. He was first noticed by Pinchas Zukerman and Bramwell Tovey who invited him to perform with their respective orchestras, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony.

“ . . . He has performed extensively throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia and at venues such as the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Salle Cortot in Paris, and the Sydney Opera House. Avan Yu became front page news as the youngest competitor ever to win the Canadian Chopin Competition at the age of 17. . .

“Besides playing the piano, Avan has also written for the National Post. He loves studying languages and in his spare time enjoys experimenting in the kitchen. He now resides in New York City.”


Avan Yu, Pianist
Performing Franz Liszt and other piano favourites.
Saturday, October 20, 7:30 pm
St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 1930 Diamond Road Squamish


General Admission: $25.00
Buy online here!

Concert Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 -1827)
    • Polonaise in C Major, Op.89
    • Sonata in C-sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 “​Moonlight​” (Adagio sostenuto Allegretto Presto agitato)
  • Frédéric Chopin (1810 -1849)
    • Ballade No.3 in A-flat Major, Op.47
    • Ballade No.4 in F Minor, Op.52M


  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
    • Sonata in B minor
    • Hungarian Rhapsody No.12

Please note: The above Program may not be complete and is subject to change.


Watch Avan perform Liebestraum No.3 by Franz Liszt

Read Avan’s full bio on his website: 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

Squamish Breakfast Club

Squamish Arts Council
ddiy.ca Dana-Marie Battaglia
Don't DIY Websites
SFM Consulting SFM Consulting



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