For the second time in a row, Aidan Mikdad (15) has been invited to participate in the Verbier Festival Academy. The academy is part of the Verbier Festival, which will take place from July 18 - August 7, 2017, in Switzerland. Aidan’s participation includes masterclasses with Sergei Babayan, Andras Schiff and Ferenc Rados, and a solo and a chamber music performance. ook geeft hij er een solorecital en een kamermuziekconcert. Last year, Aidan received the Tabor Foundation Piano Award from the Verbier Festival as a recognition of his potential and as an investment in his promise.
Aidan studies in the first year of the bachelor's degree programme at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Last year he won first prize at the international competition Premio internazionale pianistico ‘A. Scriabin’ for pianists up to 35 years of age, where he was by far the youngest contestant.