Results of the 6th Toronto Sinfonietta Concerto Competition 2011/2012

The secretary of the Sixth Toronto Sinfonietta Concerto Competition is pleased to announce the results of the 2011 Competition.

Winds, under 19 years

First Prize
– Andrew Seto, oboe – Joseph Haydn, Concerto in C Major, Hob. Vllg:C1, 1st movement

Second Prize
– Heidi Yan, flute – W.A. Mozart, Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K314, 1st movement

Third Prize
– Kevin Chien, clarinet – C.M. von Weber, Concerto No.1, in F minor, 3rd movement

Violin, under 16 years

First prize
– Sophia Anna Szokolay – H. Wieniawski, 2nd Polonaise Brillante, Op. 21, 1st movement

Second Prize
– Joanna Gorska – D. Kabalevsky, Concerto in C Major, Op. 48, 1st movement

Third Prize
– Rachelle Li – P. Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy

Violin 16 - 19

First Prize
– Nicole Li – P. Tchaikowsky, Concerto in D Major, 1st movement

Second Prize
– Blake Pouliot – F. Mendelssohn, Concerto in E minor, 1st movement

Third Prize
– Daniel Temnik – N. Paganini, Concerto No.1, in D Major, 1st movement

Cello, under 19 years

First Prize
– Daniel Hass – A. Dvorak, Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, 1st movement

Second Prize
– San Rim – C. Saint-Saens, Concerto in A minor

Piano under 16 years

First Prize
– Tony Yang – F. Chopin, Concerto No. 1 in E minor, 1st movement

Second Prize
– Coco Ma – W.A. Mozart, Concerto No. 23, K488, 1st movement

Third Prize
– Hannah Shen – R. Schumann, Concerto in A minor, 1st movement

Piano 16 - 19

No prizes were awarded in this class.

Gala Concert of the Winners

The first and second-place winners will perform with the Toronto Sinfonietta at the Gala Concert on February 18, 2012, at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 63 Charles St. West, Toronto.

The awards will be presented at the concert, and all competitors will receive Certificates of Participation.

We wish to express our sincere appreciation to all the teachers and parents. We know that you came with high hopes for your children and students, and you have our admiration and respect for working so hard to help them aspire to such high artistic standards.

The Toronto Sinfonietta is committed to giving young musicians the chance to perform in public with a professional orchestra, and we hope that you will continue to work with us toward this goal. We invite you to participate in future events, and we welcome your comments on how we can make the Toronto Sinfonietta Concerto Competition even better.

Competition Jury

Alexander Kats, pianist, teacher
Lydia Wong, pianist, member, Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
Bronson Kwan, violin, concertmaster, Toronto Sinfonietta, teacher
Janusz Borowiec, first cello, Toronto Sinfonietta, teacher
Milan Brunner, first flute, Toronto Sinfonietta, teacher
Predrag Sojkovic, first bassoon, Toronto Sinfonietta, teacher
Matthew Jaskiewicz, Music Director, Toronto Sinfonietta