Artist Bio

Kevin Ahfat, piano

As an artist who “leaves no question about his riveting presentation and technical finesse” (Seattle Times), acclaimed Canadian-born pianist Kevin Ahfat is “poised to become one of the young heirs of the classical piano realm, with a bold, boundary-pushing, millennial style matched by refined execution” (Vanguard Seattle). The multifaceted artist has appeared at venues and festivals nationally and internationally, most notably at Boettcher Hall in Denver, Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Fumin Hall in Kyoto, Japan, and Troldhaugen in Bergen, Norway. He has performed with a wide range of artists and orchestras including Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Joshua Roman, Paul Katz, Ani Kavafian, and the Breckenridge Music Festival orchestra, as well as the orchestras of Colorado, Seattle, and Juilliard. In addition to being a two-time winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, he has won top prizes at numerous competitions worldwide, including the Schimmel International Piano Competition, the Steinway & Sons Concerto Competition, and the inaugural Seattle Symphony International Piano Competition. Currently, Kevin Ahfat studies with Joseph Kalichstein and Stephen Hough at the Juilliard School. He also works as part of the Juilliard Global Ventures team, helping to develop new digital learning environments to reach musicians across the globe.