Cindy Thong, Piano

A native of Jeddore, Nova Scotia, pianist Cindy Thong has received 1st prizes at the NSRMTA Competition, the Halifax Kiwanis Festival Rose Bowl, the FMFNS Provincial Music Festival and the NSYO Concerto Competition. She has also been a prizewinner and finalist in the FCMF National Music Festival, the CFMTA National Piano Competition, the Concours Hlne-Roberge, the Concours Prix dEurope and the Canadian Music Competition. Additionally, she was also the recipient of the 2009 Debut Atlantic Award for Musical Excellence.

In 2013, Cindy had the pleasure of performing Rachaminoffs Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 under the direction of Dinuk Wijeratne and also offered a recital in Halifax as part of the St. Cecelia Concerts Series in 2015.

Having participated in numerous master classes throughout Canada as well as in Austria, Germany and Spain notably at the Gijn International Piano Festival, the Wiener Musikseminar, the Euro Music Festival, the Banff Centre and the Orford Arts Centre - Cindy has worked closely with artists such as Marc Durand, Robert MacDonald, Jacques Rouvier, Bernd Goetzke, Dang Thai Son, Alexander Kobrin, Dominique Weber, Jean Saulnier, Maneli Pirzadeh and Dalton Baldwin among others.

She is currently a doctoral candidate at lUniversit de Montral under the guidance of Jimmy Brire.