Artun Miskciyan is a Canadian pianist based in Toronto, Canada. Alongside performing works from the classical repertoire in concerts and recordings, having a multicultural background and being classically trained inspires him to introduce his audience to a unique program that consists of not only classical pieces but also arrangements of select music from different genres and original compositions.
Born to parents of Armenian origin in Istanbul, Turkey, his programming removes man-made boundaries, creating cultural and musical bridges that bring listeners together and allow them to explore new music along with the music they are familiar with.
Artun Miskciyan began playing the piano at the age of six. In 2004, he was accepted to Mimar Sinan State Conservatory in Istanbul, and he continued his piano studies with Prof. Metin Ülkü. In 2010, he participated in the Pera International Piano Competition and received the “Best Baroque Interpreter Prize”. The same year, he also participated in the National Chopin Piano Competition in Ankara, receiving the “Polish Embassy Special Prize.” In 2011, he graduated from Mimar Sinan State Conservatory with the highest honours.
Same year he moved to Canada with his family and continued piano studies with Prof. Marietta Orlov at the Taylor Academy (Formerly Young Artists Performance Academy) at the Royal Conservatory of Music. There, he took masterclasses from renowned pianists and pedagogues such as James Anagnoson, David Louie, and John Perry. He was invited to the Steinway Gallery in Michigan twice for a solo recital, as well as to Montréal. He was also invited to perform in various events in Toronto, including TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and Luminato Festival. He graduated from the Etobicoke School of the Arts with the second highest honours, as well as from the Taylor Academy in 2014. As a scholarship student, he continued his studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. He had the pleasure of working with three prominent professors: Prof. Marietta Orlov, Prof. Jamie Parker, and Prof. Enrico Elisi. In 2018, he graduated from the Bachelor of Music in Performance Program with honours.
Engagements include Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 with the Camerata Belliniana as a winner of the AmiCa Fest Concerto Competition in Italy and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra for the fundraising of SISTEMA Toronto. Since graduation, he has given many recitals at various concert venues, including the Zorlu Performance Centre in Istanbul, Turkey. He has released numerous recordings on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms, ranging from classical repertoire to original compositions and ethnic music arrangements.
He made his Koerner Hall debut in 2022, performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 with Sinfonia Toronto.
In addition to his solo performances, he frequently collaborates with various singers and instrumentalists for concert and recording projects. Most recently, with coloratura soprano Ekaterina Shelehova, they made their concert debut in Mexico in August 2023.