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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]

  • MTNA-Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition Oregon State Winner [2023]

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 is a graduate of the University of Miami: Frost School under Santiago Rodriguez. He currently studies with Mark Salman and Dr. Renato Fabbro.


Aaron has won 10 US piano competitions including the Gershwin International in NYC. His repertoire includes over 15 hours of music.


His training has included music camps, pre-college, and 10 private teachers; notably Interlochen, Seattle Conservatory and the Colburn Young Artists Academy. He has coached over 100 private students himself.

He put performances 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. 


Aaron is a full time piano teacher as well as performer. See "lessons" for information on his teaching.

For more details on Aaron's background, see the "Biography" section of this website.

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