Sunday March 5
Fifteen year old Edward Duan was born in Vancouver, Canada and began studying the piano at the age of four. He has won top prizes in numerous local competitions including the Kiwanis, Guild, and Richmond Music Festivals. In the 2018 Vancouver Kiwanis Festival he won first prize in both the Concert Group and Concerto Competition classes and in 2022 he won first prize in 5 different classes.
At the 2018 BC Conservatory Music Festival he was awarded a $400 scholarship for Overall Best Performer. He was the recipient of the Provincial Gold Medal for the highest mark in the Province for both his Grade 8 and Grade 9 Royal Conservatory of Music Piano Exams.
In October of 2018 Edward performed with the Vancouver Academy of Music Orchestra in the Orpheum Theatre as winner of their annual concerto competition. Recently, as First Place Winner in the Crescendo International Music Competition in Vancouver, he was awarded a performance in Carnegie Hall’s newest venue, Zankel Hall, in New York City.
– Biography excerpt from https://bcrmta.bc.ca/north-shore-edward-duan/