The B.C. Piano Competition was held at The Empire Landmark Hotel in Vancouver as part of the BCRMTA Provincial Conference Music: Where We Belong  September 23 and 24, 2016.

There were eight competitors:

Nichole Linaksita  representing Vancouver Branch
Angeni Wang representing Richmond Branch
Towa Stewart representing North Island Branch
Markus Masaites representing Coquitlam/MapleRidge Branch
Jeffrey Luo representing North Shore Branch
Jaeden Izik-Dzurko representing Shuswap Branch
Aimi Howden representing Victoria Branch
Katherine Li representing Prince George Branch


The adjudicator for the competition was Dr. Peter Mack, a Steinway artist and Professor of Piano Performance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

Winners of the competition were:

Jeffrey Luo, Markus Masaites, Jaeden Izik-Dzurko and Dr Peter Mack

First Place Markus Masaites

Second Place Jaeden Izik-Dzurko

Third Place Jeffrey Luo

Best Performance of a work by a Canadian Composer (sponsored by The Canadian Music Centre) Nicole Linaksita

Adjudicator’s Choice Award (sponsored by Westland Insurance) Ageni Wang