“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
"Astonishing pianism... possession of a real depth of sound and feel of a future great pianist” - Le Devoir (Montréal)
Recognized for his strong musical personality and captivating playing, Canadian pianist LEONID NEDIAK has been gaining critical acclaim and awarded prestigious awards. He was the Grand Prize winner of the 2013 and 2014 Canadian Music Competition, as well as the First prize winner of the 2014 Ontario Music Festivals Association, the Grand Prize winner of the 2014 Chinese Cultural Centre Toronto Piano Competition 2014, First place winner in the 2013 Toronto Sinfonietta Concerto Competition and gold medal winner in the 2014 International Young Gifted Musicians Festival, which led to an invitation to perform in the Carnegie Hall in New York.
In 2014 alone, Leonid Nediak has given over 20 solo recitals in various cities across Canada, performed with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Kent Nagano, the Toronto Sinfonietta Orchestra, the Kindred Spirits Orchestra, Quebec Symphony Orchestra and McGill Chamber Orchestra.