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Aaron Petit Piano

Classical Pianist, Teacher, and Composer


  • Cascades Classical Music Foundation Competition Three-time Gold Medalist [2011, 12, and 13]

  • Young Musicians and Artists Concerto Competition Winner and Soloist [2013]

  • Seattle Philharmonic Young Artists Don Bushell Concerto Competition 1st runner up [2014]

  • PianoForteSeries Competition 1st place [2015]

  • Portland Young Pianists Festival Competition- Advanced Category Gold Medal [2015]

  • Metro Arts Van Buren Concerto Competition 2016 Winner and Soloist [2016]

  • Virginia Waring International Piano Competition Semi-Finalist [2017]

  • G. Gershwin International Music Competition: [2019]

    • Highest Prize (Silver Medal)

    • "Best performance of a Gershwin work" Award

    • Critic Award 

  • IV Future Stars International Piano Competition 2nd Place Prize "Young Masters Category" (No age limit) [2019]

Stravinsky/Petit "Rite of Spring" transcription for solo piano (Aaron Petit)

Stravinsky/Petit "Rite of Spring" transcription for solo piano (Aaron Petit)

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    Aaron Petit (26) is an American pianist and composer in Portland, Oregon. He holds an undergraduate degree in piano performance from the University of Miami: Frost School of Music under the guidance of Santiago Rodriguez and Naoko Takao. 

    As part of his education, Aaron attended Interlochen's Piano Institute, The Colburn Piano Seminar, Cazadero Music camp, and Young Musicians and Artists camp in the summers of his teenage years. He also studied at the Seattle Conservatory of Music and the Colburn School: Young Artists Academy for pre college. His private teachers have included Mark Salman, Mark Westcott, Chris Engebretson, and Peter Brownlee.

    Aaron has won 9 piano competitions in the US which have earned him opportunities to play with several orchestras. He put performance on pause from 2020 to 2022 due to Covid and starting a family. Currently, he is playing regularly in the Portland metro area and beyond.

    For more information on Aaron, see the Biography section of this website.

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