Markus Masaites is a grade 12 student at Charles Best Secondary School in Coquitlam, British Columbia.  He started learning the piano at age 6 and has since exponentially grown into a young aspiring performing artist.

Since 2011, Markus has been participating in multiple local festivals per year, consistently taking first or second prize. The past three years have been especially successful including three different provincial level wins.

In 2016, Markus represented Coquitlam at the BC Provincial Piano Competition and placed first allowing him the opportunity to perform several solo recitals across BC with the ‘Young Artist’s Tour’. This also qualified him to compete as BC’s representative in the CFMTA National Piano Competition in March 2017, in Baltimore.

Additionally, Markus completed his ARCT diploma for piano performance achieving a mark of 96%, winning him the National Gold Medal for the highest mark in Canada for 2016.

Semi-final Programme
Partita No. 2 J. S. Bach
Sonata in B Flat Major, K. 333 W. A. Mozart
Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1 F. Chopin
I leap through the sky with stars A. Louie
Final Programme
Sonata Op. 31, No. 2 L. van Beethoven
Prelude in B Minor, Op. 32, No. 10 S. Rachmaninoff
Sonata No. 1 S. Prokofiev
Étude In E Major, Op. 10, No. 3 F. Chopin