Futian Yao

A four-time national winner of the Canadian Music Competition and a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s Bachelor of Music program, Futian completed her undergraduate studies in both Piano Performance and Psychology on a full tuition scholarship. She also served as the Performance Director for the Faculty of Music Undergraduate Association and President of the Community Outreach Initiative. Upon graduation, she received the Gabriella Dory Prize in Music which is awarded to a graduating student in Piano, Violin, Cello, Clarinet, or French Horn who has attained the highest marks in Performance. Outside of music, Futian is an avid lover of biking and photography. She is also a longtime volunteer in the music therapy program at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and is extremely passionate about using music as a way to improve the mental and physical health of children! She is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy as an Ontario Graduate Scholar, which recognizes some of Ontario’s best graduate students in all disciplines of academic study.