The Alberta Pianofest & Young Artist Academy was created in 2011 with the goal of bringing to Edmonton, and Pigeon Lake, Alberta, a world-class summer music festival and two-week study course of master classes and lessons for advanced piano students aged twelve to eighteen. The festival resides at Rundle’s Mission, an Alberta Historic Site, beautifully situated on the shores of Pigeon Lake, one of Alberta’s most popular vacation destinations. The inaugural Alberta Pianofest was held July 6 – 21, 2013, and featured six recitals by internationally acclaimed concert pianists from across North America.

Our mission:

Alberta Pianofest endeavors to inspire excellence and artistry in accomplished young pianists between the ages of 12 and 18 through their daily contact with leading performing artists and teachers from across North America.  In providing this formative artistic and educational experience to talented young musicians, the festival also enriches the cultural life of central Alberta by offering the public summertime classical music concerts performed by internationally acclaimed professional pianists and by top students.

The Alberta Pianofest Society:

Executive & Artistic Director

Jason Cutmore

Board of Directors

Anne McCaskill-Pellatt, President
Dale Knisely, Vice-President
Elise Neeland, Treasurer
Leslie Ellis, Secretary
Gary Cutmore
Susan Hlasny
Tim Lancaster
Leanne Young

Artistic Advisory Board

Aaron Au
Charles Foreman
Peter Jancewicz
Michael Massey
Alexandra M. Munn
Janet Scott-Hoyt

Major Sponsors

Alberta Culture & Tourism
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Don’s Piano Place, St. Albert
Bill Dushenski & Vivian Manasc
Kingston Ross Pasnak
Francis Price & Marguerite Trussler
Touchstone Holdings (dot) Doug Cox (dot) Muriel Hole
RBC Foundation
Resolve ADR
Rundle’s Mission Society
Sherwood Park Chevrolet
Jack & Jo-Anne Watt