-Recipient of Numerous Academic Awards at University of British Columbia:
Marie Elizabeth and Adolphe William Pal Jones Bursary.
UBC Alumni Helen Knight Bursary.
Eleanor and James Wrigley Bursary.
Alma Mater Society Aid Bursary.
Nina Vu holds a Bachelor of Music (Piano) from the University of British
Columbia (2018), where she studied under the tutelage of Miranda Wong. She
has been the recipient of many scholarships, including the Mildred Johnson
Scholarship in Music and the Stanley Chuck Cheun Leung Scholarship. During
her university career, she has collaborated with various instrumentalists and vocalists for performances and examinations, and was a member of the UBC
Women’s Choir as the accompanist.
Nina is a pianist, accompanist, and collaborative artist, but an equally active teacher, with over eight years of private teaching experience in the Vancouver area. She has prepared students for the Royal Conservatory of Music examination system in both Piano and Music Theory disciplines. She also currently holds an Associate Royal Conservatory of Toronto (A.R.C.T.) Diploma in Piano Performance.
Nina has taught students of all ages and levels, striving to help strengthen and develop their technique, dexterity, artistry, and musicianship. She hopes to extend her knowledge to a new wave of musicians, in such a way that it continues to spark their curiosity and nurture their enjoyment for the art of piano.
Native to Vancouver, Sarah is a pianist, accompanist, and a collaborative artist. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Music (piano) from the University of Victoria, where she studied under the tutelage of Bruce Vogt. She also holds a Diploma in Music (piano) from Capilano University, where she studied under Dr. Rudy Rozanski, and a Licentiates Performance diploma (L.B.C.M) from the British Columbia Conservatory of Music.
Sarah is an active and passionate teacher who has taught students of all ages. She has prepared students for both the Royal Conservatory of Music and the British Columbia Conservatory of Music examinations as well as festivals. Sarah strives to help students develop technique, musicianship and nurture their passion. She hopes to share her knowledge and love for music to future willing students.
Kiryll Parfyonov holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. There, he studied under the tutelage of Ilya Poletaev, a first-prize winner at the International Bach Competition. Kiryll has received numerous scholarships and awards including: the Vladimir J Elgard and PM Gelinas and VM Gelinas Piano award, and the Dorothy Morton and Anna P Gertler Scholarship. In his last year of studies, Kiryll had been a finalist at the McGill Romantic Piano Competition and was nominated to represent McGill University for the Hnytyshyn Foundation Grant for Developing Artists. During Kiryll’s pre-university studies, he was a finalist and second prize winner in the senior division at the Performing Arts BC Festival.
Not only a soloist, Kiryll has collaborated with vocalists and instrumentalists, performing in different venues in Montreal. As an instructor, Kiryll has over 4 years of experience teaching piano and music theory to children following the RCM curriculum and aiding in their preparation for examinations. Graduating with a minor in Music Theory, he has tutored peers in music theory at the university level.
Kiryll is an enthusiastic and studious instructor that believes that piano pedagogy is not only about instilling a desire for diligent practice in his students and creating a pattern of consistent improvement, but also about forming the student as an artist that truly feels the music they are performing. He wishes to give back to his community by sharing his experience and knowledge to the future generation of musicians.