Friday, May 18, 2007

Karen Quinton: Studio News

Congratulations to students Isidora Vidojevic, Naoko Sakata, and Charlotte Chase who each did very well in festivals this year. Charlotte received a third place in the Davenport (grade 5 study); Isidora a second and a third in Kiwanis, and also second and third in Davenport (grade 7 and concert groups). Naoko Sakata was awarded two second places in Kiwanis (Grade 6 and concert group).

Also felicitations to Carol Xiong, who placed second in the Toronto Kiwanis 13 and under concert group (91%), and second in List D (grade 10) with 88. Carol was awarded the Kiwanis Club of Riverdale scholarship. She also recently was named a winner of the annual Barwell Scholarship (for pianists who wish to commence organ lessons. This will cover a year of lessons.)

In the Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis festival, Sharon Kim was awarded three third places - in each of the ARCT Lists B, C and D.

In the Davenport Festival, Nancy Yu placed second in her grade 10 List D (impressionist) class with 91%; and Stephanie Iwasa won third place in the grade 9 Chopin class. William Bellehumeur was named first in the grade 10 concert group (93%) and senior Bach class (91%), and won the R. S. Brown Senior Bach Trophy and a scholarship.

Bronwyn Vrabel-Turner has been accepted into both the music program at York University, and McMaster and plans to be a music therapist.

Most students are working very hard now toward exams, RCM evaluations or the studio concert on June 2nd.

Thank you for your dedication this year; you have all made great strides in your piano playing!

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