RESULTS of the Concerto Competition Finals


 *virtual presentation due to COVID-19*

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Our Judges:

Leila Getz, Artistic Director, Vancouver Recital Society 
Frank Cohen, Founding Co-Artistic Director, ChamberFest Cleveland
Rune Bergmann,  Music Director, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra


Thank you to all the excellent competitors and to this year's judges.

Prizes generously donated by:

Joan Holland

Morningside Music Bridge Foundation

1st place Ruibing Liu Violin - China 

Prokofiev   Allegro ben marcato from Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63

Prize: $2000 with an opportunity to perform in concert with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra 

2nd place Hao Wei Lin Piano - Taiwan         

Chopin    Allegro maestoso from Piano Concerto No.1 in E Minor, Op.11

Prize: $1500 

3rd place Tie  

Hun Choi Cello - South Korea                                                                                       

Elgar   Adagio – Moderato from Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85 

Shengyu Meng Cello - China 

Walton Allegro appassionato from Cello Concerto

Prize: $750 each 

Audience Selection Prize Ruibing Liu Violin - China

Prokofiev   Allegro ben marcato from Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63

Prize: $1000


Each of the 4 finalists receive: $350 each

Yasen Wang Cello - China

Lalo Prelude, lento – Allegro maestoso from Cello Concerto in D Minor

Sofia Gilchenok Viola - USA

Walton Andante comodo from Viola Concerto

Michał Balas Cello - Poland

Schumann Cello concerto in A Minor, Op. 129

I. Nicht zu schnell (A Minor – A Major)

II. Langsam (F Major)

Esme Arias-Kim Violin – USA

Sibelius Allegro moderato from Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47