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LEONID NEDIAK

Biography

Leonid Nediak

“His ability to mix confident strength with delicate gentleness to convey these dreamy pieces begs the question of how one so young could have the intuition required to achieve this difficult balance.” (The Art Scene)

Pianist Leonid Nediak was the recipient of the Gold Medal at the 2014 International Young Gifted Musicians Festival “Passion of Music”, the Grand Prize winner of the 2014 CCC Toronto Piano Competition, the Grand Prize winner of the 2013 Canadian Music Competition with the highest mark ever given in this competition as well as the recipient of the Kiwanis Donna Gobin Memorial Rose Bowl, the Kingston Symphony Association’s 2013 scholarship for the most promising young musician, among others. In 2013 as well he graduated with First Class Honours with Distinction from Grade 10 piano of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Leonid Nediak was invited to perform with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal under the baton of Kent Nagano as well as with the Toronto Sinfonietta, the Niagara Music Festival, the Art and Letters Club, the Brockville Arts Center, among many others. He was also invited to make, later in 2014, his solo recital début at Carnegie Hall in New York. Born in 2003, Leonid Nediak began his piano studies at age 4 with Debbie Beckman and later with Maria Rost. Since 2012 he has been studying under Dr. Michael Berkovsky.