of the 1rd Toronto Sinfonietta Concerto Competition 2006

The final round of auditions of the First Toronto Sinfonietta Concerto Competition 2006 was held on Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Toronto. The following finalists were chosen from the first elimination, held in May 2006, to return to participate in this final round of auditions:

You,Lu Yun (Alice) Karl Stamitz – Concerto in G, op. 29, 1st mvt
Wang, Sabina W.A. Mozart – Concerto No 2 in D K 314 (285d), 1st mvt
Violin, under 16
Safavi, Amir F. Mendelssohn – Concerto in E Minor, op. 64, 1st mvt
Zhao, Xing H. Wieniawski – Legend, op. 17
Violin, 16 - 19
Bian, Jason Nicolo Paganini – Concerto No 1 in E flat Major (D Major)
Zisser, Julia W.A. Mozart – Concerto No 5 in A Major, K 219

       (Originally classified in the lower age category)

Piano, under 16
Kong, Nathan  W.A. Mozart –  Concerto No 20, in D Minor, K 466, 1st mvt
Mak, Jonathan W.A. Mozart – Concerto No 27 in B flat, K 595, 3rd mvt
Tse, Alissa W.A. Mozart – Concerto No 20 in D Minor, K 466, 1st mvt
Yao, Yi Wei C.M. Weber – Konzertstuck in F Minor, op 79
Yuan, Joanna W.A. Mozart – Concerto No 23 in A Major, K 488, 1st mvt
The Adjudicating Committee of the First Toronto Sinfonietta Concerto Competition is pleased to announce the winners:

Flute category, under the age of 16:
You, Lu Yun (Alice)

Violin category, under the age of 16:
Amir Safavi

Violin category, 16 – 19:
Jason Bian

Piano category, under the age of 16:
Nathan Kong

All the winners are invited to perform with Toronto Sinfonietta at the Gala Concert in Toronto, in November. Depending on sponsorship revenue the concert will take place either at Isabel Bader Theatre, on November 11, or at the Trinity Presbyterian Church – York Mills, on November 25.

The committee recognizes high artistic level of all finalists, and would like to give more young musicians an opportunity to perform with the Toronto Sinfonietta. Therefore, the following finalists are also invited to participate in the Gala Concert:

Jonathan Mak, piano
Yi Wei Yao, piano
Julia Zisser, violin

We congratulate all winners and finalists; we thank their teachers and parents for supporting them in their great efforts. We also wish them many more successes in their future musical endeavors.

Toronto Sinfonietta Music Director, Matthew Jaskiewicz will soon be contacting the invited artists to discuss all details of their performances with Toronto Sinfonietta.

The Jury of the First Toronto Sinfonietta Concerto Competition:

Matthew Jaskiewicz, Chairman
Grace Guo, Secretary
Marietta Orlov, Piano
Alexander Kats, Piano
Bronson Kwan, Violin
Youri Zaidenberg, Violin
Milan Brunner, Flute
Joan Brown, Flute