Nicole Linaksita has performed recitals and chamber concerts in Canada, USA and Europe. A participant in national and international competitions, Nicole has received prizes at the following competitions: 2011 Seattle International Piano Competition (First, Audience and Teacher’s Prize), 2013 Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition (semi-finalist), 2015 OSM Manulife Competition (semi-finalist), representative for the Vancouver branch of the BCRMTA Provincial Competition (best performance of a Canadian work), and Canadian Music Competition (two time national finalist). Nicole also received the 2011 gold medal from the Royal Conservatory for receiving the highest mark in Canada for her LRCM exam, and has been selected to participate as one of 30 finalists in the CMC Stepping Stone competition, in 2012 and 2016, where she placed in the top six in the 2016 competition. Further abroad, Nicole has participated in the Chetham’s Piano School, where she had the opportunity to play for and study with distinguished artists including Catherine Vickers, Eugen Injic, Leslie Howard and Douglas Finch. She recently completed undergraduate studes in piano performance and computer science at UBC, studying under Corey Hamm and Ryo Yanagitani, receiving the Director’s Graduation Prize for outstanding piano performance. Prior to UBC, she studied with Diana Marr and David Vandereyk. She recently played in concerts with the Post-Modern Camerata and performed in the Vancouver premiere of Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” with Music on Main.