Since 2014 our students have achieved over 70 major prizes in various local, National and prestigious International Competitions.
Advanced program fellows
Eric Chen Born in December 2007
Studied at Fedorova&Takser Piano Studio: August 2014 - June 18th, 2017
1st Prize winner - National Canadian Music Competition, July 2016
Various prizes at Kiwanis Music Festival and Richmond Music Festival, 2015-2017
Eric Chen was born in China. At his very young age the whole family moved to Canada. In 2014, at age of 6 Eric was fortunate to meet with his teacher Russian Canadian pianist Daria Fedorova. During three years of this collaboration Eric has won numerous awards at a various festivals and competitions in Canada, including a first places in both Richmond Music Festival’s and Kiwanis Music Festival, and a First Prize at the National Canadian Music Competition in 2016 (CMC), successfully passing through 3 rounds, left behind in a Final Round 13 strongest participants from all over the Canada.
Eric adores music, he is leading an active concert life and enjoys sharing his art with the audience. Meanwhile, he attends art galleries, loves to read about Ancient Egyptian Art and spend some time with his friends.
Ericsson Lin Born in September 2007
Studied at Fedorova&Takser Piano Studio: July 1st, 2016 - April 8th, 2018
1st Prize winner - Crescendo International Competition, Vancouver, Canada, October 2016
1st Prize winner - Kaufman International Youth Piano Competition, New York, USA, June 2017
3rd Prize winner - 11th International Competition of Young Pianists "A Step Towards Mastery" in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2017
Tatiana Ioudenitch, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Ewa Pobłocka, Richard Raymond, Serhiy Salov
Ericsson is a Chinese-Canadian pianist. He began his music education in 2013 at the age of 6. Being very interested in the music theory and history, in 2015 Ericsson successfully achieved the ABRSM Grade 5 theory exam.
Since Ericsson joined class of the Russian Canadian pianist Ilya Takser (Fedorova&Takser Piano Studio, Vancouver, BC) in summer 2016, he has shown a significant progress in piano performance. Only after a few months of collaboration with his new piano mentor he won 1st prize in 9 years old category at the Crescendo International Piano Competition and had been invited to perform at the Carnegie Hall, New York.
In 2017, Ericsson won Third Prize at the 11th International Competition of Young Pianists "A Step Towards Mastery" in St. Petersburg, Russia. In the Grand Final he performed Bach's F minor Keyboard Concerto with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.
Ericsson Lin is a First Prize Winner of the 2017 Kaufman International Youth Piano Competition, New York, USA.
Ericsson loves to attend classical music recitals and ballet. Every evening he is listening to his favorite pianists such as Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Krystian Zimerman, Vladimir Ashkenazy among many others. Another Ericsson’s passion is a reading fiction and nonfiction books.
Music is an essential part of Ericsson’s life; however, he enjoys spending his time with friends playing soccer, skiing and discussing relevant news in a field of nuclear physics.
Elise Lin Born in January 2009
Studied at Fedorova&Takser Piano Studio: July 15th, 2016 - April 8th, 2018
started to learn piano at age of 7 in August 2016
Achieved level 5 RCM within less than 16 months.
Does YouTube Project RCM Grade 5 pieces as a great example of performing examination pieces.
Elise is Chinese Canadian young pianist. Starting from the very beginning, successfully achieved RCM grade 5 in piano program and theory within 1.5 year. Now she participates in a very exiting video project which was aimed to provide all piano learners with high standard performances of RCM level five repertoire. Elise has already recorded 7 pieces out of 10, and planning to complete this challenge in upcoming May.