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. 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

Gary Cutmore, President
Anne McCaskill-Pellatt, Vice President
Barth Bradley, Treasurer/Secretary
Leslie Ellis
Susan Hlasny
Tim Lancaster
Mary LeMessurier
Chris McKay

Artistic Advisory Board

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

Our Major Sponsors

Government of Alberta
Don’s Piano Place
Edmonton Community Foundation
Finning (Canada)
Muriel Hole
Jack & Jo-Anne Watt
Francis Price & Marguerite Trussler
Resolve ADR
Royal Bank of Canada
Rundle’s Mission Society
Sherwood Park Chevrolet
TD Bank Group
Touchstone Holdings • Doug Cox
Susan Wylie & Bruce Haagstrom