Piano, North York Music Festival concerto winner
Elijah Orlenko, age 14, was born in Vancouver, BC.
He is currently a senior piano student at The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists and is studying with Michael Berkovsky. Elijah won the Second Prize and the Best Bach Award at the Los Angeles Young Musician International Piano Competition in 2016. In 2018, Elijah made his debut at Koerner Hall with ACO under the baton of Maestro Ivars Taurins. That year he also became a second place winner at the National Music Festival in Sackville, NB. In 2019, Elijah participated in the Peregrinos Musicales Festival where he played with the Philharmonic of Galicia under the baton of Maestro Maximino Zumalave in the Auditorium of Galicia.
Elijah won prizes in the Kiwanis Music Festival, the CCC Festival and the International Music Festival and Competition. He also won the Founder’s Award in the North York Music Festival.
He has taken classes from Ilona Timchenko, Dianne Werner, Li Wang, James Anagnoson, Edward Wolanin, Sergey Schepkin, Dmitry Rachmanov, Paul Komen, Nata Tsvereli, Igor Roma, Juan Zurutuza and Yoram Ish-Hurwitz. In Vancouver, Elijah studied with Ian Parker.
In his free time, Elijah enjoys riding his bike and playing with his dog Daisy.