About

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. Each July, 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 festival season is planned for July 6 – 21, 2013, and will feature 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

Gary Cutmore, President
Anne McCaskill-Pellatt, Vice President
Barth Bradley, Treasurer/Secretary
Leslie Ellis
Don Fleming
Susan Hlasny
Mary LeMessurier

Artistic Advisory Board

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

Our Major Sponsors

Don’s Piano Warehouse
Edmonton Latvian Society Imanta
Kingston Ross Pasnak
Lanigan & Edwards Wine Merchants Ltd.
Dr. Ross McLean
Rundle’s Mission
Touchstone Holdings
Susan Wylie & Bruce Haagstrom