Thomas Yu, D.M.D., 38
Calgary, Alberta

It is Thomas Yu’s belief that one can balance both a career and one’s passions. To that end, the periodontist from Calgary, Alberta, has maintained a private dental practice for seven years while successfully competing at amateur contests around the world. Dr. Yu has taken top honors at the Paris International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs (2006), Chetham’s International Amateur Piano Competition in Manchester, United Kingdom (2012), Honens Pro Am Competition in Calgary (2014), and Canada’s CBC Piano Hero contest (2015). Dr. Yu hopes to grow public awareness about amateur piano pursuits through his continued participation in contests. Dr. Yu’s greatest joy, however, is spending time with his wife. Having recently lost his mother to cancer, he is dedicating every note of his performance here to her.


Preliminary Round
McINTYRE   Butterflies and Bobcats 

Quarterfinal Round
DEBUSSY   “Reflets dans l’eau” from Images, Book I
CHOPIN   Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, op. 39

Semifinal Round
DURAND   Prelude No. 1
BEETHOVEN   Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, op. 111  

Final Round
SAINT-SAËNS   Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Major, op. 103 (“Egyptian”): III. Molto allegro