Stanford Cheung is a Canadian artist working across a variety of creative hubs as a classical concert pianist, sound artist, and poet. He has held concerto engagements with the Mississauga Symphony, OCMS Philharmonic, and Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Stanford dedicates his time composing contemporary works that explore improvisation, noise, electronics, and alternative forms of musical notation. These innovative creations have been exhibited or are forthcoming at institutions including The University of Edinburgh, Christchurch University, Banff Centre for the Arts, the Orpheus Institute, the Kitakyushu Centre for Contemporary Arts, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, IKLECTIK, Tokyo Poetry Journal, among others. Born in Toronto, Stanford was raised in a family of musicians. He is pursuing his Doctor of Music Degree at McGill University where his research is dedicated to the aesthetics of imperfection in music.
Hong Kong-born Canadian pianist Dane Ko is an active recitalist, chamber musician and educator, who made his concerto debut at the Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall in 2020. Prize winner at the 2022 Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition, Dane was also a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Music Competition’s national “Stepping Stone”, and selected to the Semi-finals of the 24th Ricard Viñes International Piano Competition of Spain in 2021. Dane frequently partakes in international music festivals including MusicAlp (France), ISA – International Summer Academy of the MDW (Austria), Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival (United States), and Domaine Forget (Quebec). A radio veteran, Dane’s interviews and performances have been featured on Florida’s Classical WSMR, Hong Kong’s RTHK Radio 4, and CBC Radio One. Following studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music as a full scholarship recipient, Dane recently obtained an Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Currently based in Montreal, Dane is pursuing a Doctor of Music at McGill University Schulich School of Music funded by the Max Stern Fellowship.
Artun Miskciyan made his Koerner Hall debut in 2022, performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 with Sinfonia Toronto under the baton of Nurhan Arman. A graduate of The Royal Conservatory's Phil & Eli Academy (formerly Young Artists Performance Academy) and the University of Toronto, he had the pleasure of working with mentors such as Marietta Orlov, Jamie Parker, and Enrico Elisi. He has given recitals across the U.S., Canada, Italy, Spain, and Turkey. He has also also released numerous recordings on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms, ranging from the classical repertoire to original compositions and ethnic music arrangements.