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Alis An

Alis An is a Canadian concert pianist, currently a Pauline Hartley Award Holder at the Royal College of Music. In addition to having been recently awarded “Absolute First Prize” at the 5th Tadini International Music Competition, she was awarded Second Prize at the Montecatini International Piano Competition 2019; Third Prize at the Canadian Music Competition; finalist at the International Music Competition Paris 2018. She has performed in concerts across Canada, England, France, Italy, and Czech Republic and has played in masterclasses for pianists including Daniel Pollack, Lilya Zilberstein, Balázs Szokolay, and Veda Kaplinsky. Alis has a keen interest in chamber music and enjoys regular performances as part of the Aida Duo, with Portuguese violinist Ines Delgado. She also takes part as a keyboardist in the contemporary London-based chamber orchestra Cat’s Cradle Collective, who, following their sold-out debut concert ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ in December 2018 at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, has gone on to performing numerous concerts in London in places such as the Portuguese Embassy and the Royal Academy of Arts. Alis just completed her Artist Diploma course at RCM with Sofya Gulyak and Nigel Clayton, and taking regular masterclasses with Vsevolod Dvorkin. She has previously studied with Gordon Fergus-Thompson and Dmitri Alexeev and has been generously supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Anne Burrows Music Foundation, the Ranald and Vera Shean Memorial Foundation, and the Winspear Fund.