Harrison Vandikas

Born to a musical family, Harrison Vandikas is the youngest of the four Vandikas siblings. He is a graduate of the French Immersion program at Mazo de la Roche Public School in Newmarket. Harrison is attending the Arts Unionville program at Unionville High School as a piano major.  

Harrison is currently working on his LRCM piano diploma after completing his ARCT exam in January 2024 and receving his Level 10 piano in 2021 with a standing of First-Class Honours with Distinction. He has received numerous awards and scholarships in both piano and violin from local and provincial festivals, such as the Contemporary Music Showcase, South Simcoe Arts Council, Newmarket and Area ORMTA Awards Festival, Newmarket Lions Music Festival, the North York Music Festival, the Pickering GTA Music Festival, the Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival, GTA ORMTA Zone competitions and the OMFA Provincial Competitions.  He has performed in masterclass with Julliard professor, Aaron Wunsch, Alexandrer Panizza, Prof. Kyoko Hashimoto, and Taylor Academy's Dr. Michael Berkovsky.

In 2018, he performed in the Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket’s Three for the Show concert featuring his family, and at the Markham Stouffville ORMTA and Newmarket and Area ORMTA Scholarship Concerts. Harrison has attended the Royal Conservatory School Summer String Institute in Toronto and performed with the  Canadian Sinfonietta Youth Orchestra.   He has also performed as a guest soloist for VPAN promotions and the Keynotes Senior Choir,Tapestry Chamber Choir and as a collaborative pianist with mezzo soprano, Linda Condy on various fundraising concerts.

Harrison enjoys art, volleyball, longboarding, table tennis and cycling. He currently plays in a piano trio, Top H.A.T Trio and performs with the . He has performed at the VPAN Young Artist Showcase as one of the featured soloists in February 2022.  He was accepted to attend the Orford Musique Summer Academy for the summer of 2023. In 2024, his piano trio will be featured artists for the VPAN Young Artist Showcase.