I’m thrilled to share with everyone our Kiwanis Music Festival piano competition winners and participants from February 2019.
For those that may not be familiar with the Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival, it is an annual musical showcase that was founded in 1944 and it’s first ever winner was the legendary musician Glenn Gould! The festival features over 500 areas of competition, including piano, choral, vocal bands, orchestras, ensembles, solo instruments and even speech arts and drama. There are over 3000 music festival entries each year and is one of – if not – the most competitive of all music festivals in the Greater Toronto Area.
Kudos to the 5 students who prepared with dedication during piano lessons and practice. They performed at the most intense piano competition of the year. Congratulations to our Encore Piano Studios award recipients!
2nd Place Award — Piano Solo – Level 3, Etudes (“Etude in D Minor” – Carl Czerny and “In the Spirit” – Christopher Norton)
3rd Place Award — Piano Solo – Level 3, List B (“Sonatina in F Major, 4th Movement” – Theodore Lack)
2nd Place Award — Piano Solo – Level 7, List C (“Peace Country Hoedown” – Christine Donkin)
3rd Place Award – Piano Solo – Level 7, List B (“Sonatina in D Major, 1st Movement” – Muzio Clementi)
First Class Honours — Piano Solo – Level 7, List B
First Class Honours — Piano Solo – Level 2, List C
Announcements and updates for the North York Music Festival (Spring 2019) coming very soon. Stay tuned for more exciting news!