B.Mus.( University of British Columbia), Piano Performance
Born and raised in Surrey BC, Braden Eguia began his music studies at the age of seven with the violin. He started piano lessons a year later and took it up as his primary instrument, dropping violin only to take up the cello as a secondary instrument several years later. He graduated from the UBC School of Music in 2021 with a degree in piano performance. Braden has been an award winner in many music festivals over the years, including the BC Registered Music Teacher’s Association Piano Festival (South Fraser branch) and the KPU Music Festival. In 2016, 2018, and 2019, he was chosen to represent the KPU Music Festival in the BC Performing Arts Festival at the provincial level. He was a winner of the Fraser Valley Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Young Artist Solo Competition, where he performed a concerto with the Fraser Valley Symphony.
Aside from competitions, Braden plays piano for his church and teaches piano in his home studio, organizing student recitals twice a year. In 2020, he was involved in the UBC Connecting with Compassion program, which provides music for elderly residents in senior homes. He has also been a member of the Fraser Valley Symphony Orchestra as a cellist. To Braden, music is something that everyone should have in their life as it provides exercise for the mind and enjoyment for the soul.