Aidan (15 at time of the recording) studies at the conservatory of Amsterdam and is simultaneously graduating high school. Apart from his passion for classical music, Aidan is a great fan of film music and enjoys orchestral scores. Make sure to watch Aidan perform Brahms in his Session video as well.

Get-To-Know: Aidan Mikdad
Instrument: Piano

Aidan Mikdad
Aidan Mikdad (Amsterdam, 19 November 2001) is a Dutch classical pianist. At 15 (2017), he won the prestigious Royal Concertgebouw Young Talent Award. Recently he won the Pnina Salzman Memorial Prize at the Tel Hai International Piano Masterclasses in Israël. In 2016, he won the first prize of the Premio Internazionale Pianistico “A. Scriabin” for pianists up to 35 years of age, he also received the Tabor Foundation Piano Award from the Verbier Festival as a recognition of his potential and as an investment in his promise. At 13, he won the Klavier-Festival Ruhr Scholarship that was awarded to him by pianist Hélène Grimaud. In 2014, he won the first prize of the International Piano Competition of Lagny-sur-Marne. At 11 (in 2013), he won the first prize of the Koninklijk Concertgebouw Competition. Visit Aidan's website for his full biography.