Todd Yaniw

Todd Yaniw

Two-time national winner of the Canadian Music Competition

Twenty-six-year-old pianist Todd Yaniw is a two-time national winner of the Canadian Music Competition, a silver medalist at the Eastman International Piano Competition, and a semi-finalist at the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition. He received his Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto (ARCT) diploma shortly after his 12th birthday.

Since his debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at age 13, Todd has performed frequently in Alberta and Ontario, and at numerous festivals and venues including the Banff Centre for Music, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Toronto’s Arts & Letters Club, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, Kitchener’s Registry Theatre, the Creemore Christmas Concert Series, and Toronto’s new Koerner Hall. He has performed with the symphony orchestras of Edmonton, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Windsor, and Guelph and collaborated with many musicians for numerous chamber music performances, including renowned piano duo Anagnoson & Kinton. Internationally, he has performed at the Monte Carlo Opera House in Monaco, the Jamaica School of Music in Kingston, Jamaica, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and St. James’s Piccadilly in London England, the Piano Salon at Yamaha Artist Services, Inc. in New York City, and the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York. Yaniw released his first CD on the Chestnut Hall Music label in September 2006.

Todd was born in Edmonton, Alberta and studied with Michael Massey for 7 years before moving to Waterloo, Ontario in 2001. In Waterloo, he studied under the direction of Dr. James Parker for 1 year. Todd studied with Professor James Anagnoson at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, (GGS) where he completed a 4-year Performance Diploma Program and an Artist Diploma Program in Piano Performance. He recently received a Master’s from Rice University, where he studied with Dr. Jon Kimura Parker.

Concert Program

Toccata in D major, BWV 912

J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

“Piano-Soleil”, from Six thèmes solaires

D. Gougeon (1951 – )

Sonata in f minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”)

  1. Allegro assai
  2. Andante con moto
  3. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto

L. V. Beethoven (1770 – 1827)


Sonata No. 2 in b flat minor, Op. 36

(1913 original version)

  1. Allegro agitato
  2. Non allegro – Lento
  3. Allegro molto – Presto

S. Rachmaninov (1873 – 1943)