Named one of CBC’s Hot 30 under 30 Classical Musicians in 2017, Canadian pianist Linda Ruan has performed in the world’s most prestigious venues, from the Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York to the Xinghai Philharmonic Hall in China. In the upcoming season, she will be performing with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra under the baton of András Keller as the winner of the Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition 2018.
Notable performances from the past seasons include orchestral appearances with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Royal Conservatory Orchestra, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, and the Xinghai Philharmonic Orchestra; solo recitals and performances North America, Asia and Europe. She opened the 2017-2018 season performing the Clara Schumann Piano Concerto in a benefit concert for the Vancouver Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre which raised over $3,000.
Linda has been a prizewinner in the PianoArts North American Piano Competition, CMFTA National Piano Competition and the Seattle International Piano Competition. During the summers, she has took part in the Yellowbarn Young Artist Program, Banff Chamber Music Residency and Piano Masterclasses, Morningside Music Bridge and the Holland International Music Sessions. In addition, she has worked in masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Maxim Vengerov, and Wenzel Fuchs among many others.
Outside of her solo career, she formed La Fiammata Piano Duo with Charissa Vandikas, the Canadian Music Competition Grand Prix winners, which has since then performed with Orchestre de la Francophonie and Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Linda also collaborates with soprano Kendra Dyck, their duo La Corda has performed in the Koerner Hall as a prizewinner of the GGS Chamber Music Competition 2018.
Born in Tokyo, Linda Ruan began learning the piano at the age of seven in Shanghai, China after returning to the country. As the recipient of the Colleen Sexsmith Piano Scholarship, she is currently studying at the Glenn Gould School under the tutelage of Mr. James Anagnoson and Mr. Li Wang.