Todd Yaniw – Canada

26-year-old pianist Todd Yaniw is increasingly in demand as a soloist and chamber musician. Since his debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at age 13, Todd has performed frequently in Alberta and Ontario at many festivals and venues, including the Banff Centre and The Royal Conservatory’s new Koerner Hall.

Internationally, Todd has performed in Monaco; Jamaica; China; London, England; New York City; and Rochester, New York. He has performed with the symphony orchestras of Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Windsor, and Guelph. Todd released his first CD on the Chestnut Hall Music label in September 2006.

Todd’s fourth concerto appearance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra took place in May 2012, performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, with guest conductor Edwin Outwater. He is also scheduled to tour the Maritime provinces in February 2013.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Todd Yaniw received Performance and Artist Diplomas from The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, and recently earned a Master’s degree studying with Dr. Jon Kimura Parker at Rice University. His other major teachers were Michael Massey, Dr. James Parker, and James Anagnoson.

Todd is also an accomplished violist; he received his ARCT performance diploma from the Royal Conservatory and has several years of orchestral playing experience.