Friday, June 14th

Classical Piano - Diploma - Group A

Adjudicator: Asher Ian Armstrong

Classical Piano - Diploma - Group A

Asher maintains an active concert career: notable recent engagements include solo recital performances at the Walton Arts Center, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Royal College of Music in London (UK), as well as appearances as concerto soloist with Pax Christi Chorale and the Mozart Players of Toronto, and with the North York Concert Orchestra.

A passionate, committed teacher, Asher is on the Piano Faculty of the University of Toronto where he is a Lecturer of Piano and Chamber Music. Prior to this appointment Asher served as an Assistant professor of Piano at the University of Arkansas, and Asher has also taught at the Interlochen School for the Arts.

Asher serves as an adjudicator and masterclass clinician at many festivals and competitions throughout North America, and internationally, and is also a proud member of the Royal Conservatory's College of Examiners. As a scholar, Asher's work has been published by Cambridge University Press's Tempo, as well as Clavier/Piano Magazine, American Music Teacher, the European Piano Teachers Association Piano Journal, Canadian Music Teacher, MTNA's E-Journal, the Kaprálová Society Journal, and others.


Knox Presbyterian Church
461 Elizabeth St.
Burlington, ON L7R 4B1

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Joon LeeTitles:
Prelude in G minor, op. 23, no. 5 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
In memoriam: to Victims of Chernobyl by Larysa Kuzmenko
Home Festival:Niagara
Time:9:15 AMName:Mia ChenTitles:
The Lark by Mily Balakirev, transc. from Mikhail Glinka
El Puerto by Isaac Albéniz
Home Festival:Stratford
Time:9:30 AMName:Richard NguyenTitles:
Prelude and Fugue in A flat Major, BWV 886 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Estampes - La soirée dans Grenade, no. 2 by Claude Debussy
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:9:45 AMName:Sebastian HaddadTitles:
Sonata in A flat Major, Hob. XVI:46, Allegro moderato, Adagio, Presto by Franz Joseph Haydn
Barcarolle in F sharp Major, opus 60, Single movement piece by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:10:10 AMName:Chen SongTitles:
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp Major, BWV 848 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata by Pierre Sancan
Home Festival:Guelph
Time:10:20 AMName:Angela LiaoTitles:
Nocturne in B Major, op. 62, no.1 by Frederic Chopin
Sonatina, Bagpipes, Bear Dance, Finale by Béla Bartók
Home Festival:Niagara
Time:10:40 AMName:Cynthia LiTitles:
Prelude and Fugue in F Major, BWV 880 by J.S. Bach
Nocturne in E flat Major, op. 55, no. 2 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:10:55 AMName:Bailee BaiTitles:
Rondo Capriccioso by Felix Mendelssohn
Concert Etude by Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt Grammate
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:11:10 AMName:Ethan QiTitles:
Sonata No. 31 in A flat Major, Hob XVI 46 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Impromptu in F sharp major, op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:1:00 PMName:Sean ChenTitles:
Scherzo in B Minor, op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Estampes - Pagodes, no. 1 by Claude Debussy
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:1:20 PMName:Miah TamTitles:
Sonata in D Minor, op. 31, no. 2 ("Tempest"), 1st and 2nd mvts. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Grand Valse Brillante, op. 18 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Take the Stage
Time:1:55 PMName:Arthur QuTitles:
Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI:20, 1st and 2nd mvts. by F.J. Haydn
Three Preludes by George Gershwin
Home Festival:Yip's

2:30 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm.

Announcement of the winners and top competitor chosen to go to the Playoffs will happen at the end of the workshop.

4:30 PM - Diploma Classical Piano Playoff

The Diploma Piano Playoffs will be held at Pineland Baptist Church - 5100 New Street - from 4:30 pm to approximately 6:00 pm.

Playoff competitor will have to travel to Pineland Baptist Church.