Dr. Nikolai Maloff
A winner of major piano competitions such as the Virginia Waring, Franz Liszt (Italy), Eckhardt-Gramatté and Canadian Music Competitions, Dr. Maloff has appeared to resounding acclaim as recitalist, chamber musician, and collaborative musician in Canada, the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Peru and Chile. His more recent performances include appearances as guest soloist with orchestras such as the Burnaby Symphony Orchestra, Kelowna Mozart Festival Orchestra, the International Chamber Ensemble of Rome, and the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra. Nikolai Maloff studied with some of Canada's finest teachers, including Jane Coop, Dale Reubart, Robert Rogers, Kum Sing Lee and Ronald Turini. He holds a Masters degree from the Moscow State Conservatory in Russia, where he studied with Gleb Axelrod, a second-generation disciple of Liszt, and a Doctoral degree from the University of British Columbia. In his capacity as a teacher, Dr. Maloff not only brings to his students the full breadth of his years of performance experience, but also the insight that comes from an intimate understanding of both Eastern and Western pedagogical traditions. Nikolai was previously a faculty member at institutions such as the University of British Columbia, the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Lima Conservatory of Music.