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Linda Ruan wins piano competition

Linda Ruan won the BC Registered Music Teachers Richmond Branch Piano Competition, which was judged by pianist Jane Hayes (left). - Trudy Morse
Linda Ruan won the BC Registered Music Teachers Richmond Branch Piano Competition, which was judged by pianist Jane Hayes (left).
— image credit: Trudy Morse

Linda Ruan won the B.C. Registered Music Teachers' Richmond branch piano competition on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Broadmoor Baptist Church.

She won the right to be Richmond’s representative at the BCRMTA Provincial Piano Competition being held in North Vancouver in September.

Last Saturday, Ruan, Roger Wang, Arthur Wang and Angeni Wang each had 45 minutes to dazzle the audience. The program included Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata, Chopin’s romantic Nocturne in D flat Major and the Mephisto Waltz by Liszt.

Adjudicator Jane Hayes of Kwantlen Polytechnic University decided the winner. Hayes praised Ruan, 16, for the artistry of her performance.

The B.C. Registered Music Teachers’ Association is a professional organization of music teachers who aim to further the art of music through programs that support teaching and performance.

Each local branch is allowed to enter one student in the provincial competition. The provincial winner also becomes B.C.’s representative at a national competition in July 2015.

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