Friday, June 14th

Classical Piano - Diploma - Group D

Adjudicator: Petya Stavreva

Classical Piano - Diploma - Group D

Praised for expressing "ultra-sensitive and highly refined pianism" (Quinte Society for Chamber Music), pianist Petya Stavreva holds a Doctorate degree in Musical Arts from Western University. Prior to arriving at Western, she finished her Master's degree at the University of Texas at Austin, receiving full scholarship and grant support from Canada Arts Council.

Dr. Stavreva recently relocated to Alberta and is now based in St. Albert. She is the incoming President of the St. Albert Piano Teachers' Association, and is also certified by ARMTA. Petya maintains an independent teaching studio in-person and online, and her students continuously succeed in festivals and competitions. Most recently, two of her students were awarded 1st place for levels 5 and 10 of the RCM's "Music Lights the Way" festival. Petya is in demand as an educator and has been an adjudicator for the Kiwanis Festival in Toronto, the Pickering GTA Music Festival, the Brant Music Festival, the Kiwanis Festival in Ottawa as well as the Ontario Music Festival Association in Hamilton, among many others. In 2024, she is adjudicating the British Columbia's Provincial Festival. She also collaborated with violinist Marie Berard (from the Canadian Opera Company) in recordings for the RCM's 2022 Celebration Series.

Petya has been a prize winner of numerous competitions in Canada and Europe, and has played concerts throughout Canada but also internationally, including in the US, France, Italy and Bulgaria.

She obtained an Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School on full scholarship, and a Bachelor's degree at the University of Toronto. Shortly after moving to Canada in 2002, Petya also attended the Taylor Performance Academy in Toronto with full scholarship. She has been very fortunate to study with a variety of teachers including Leslie Kinton, Anton Nel, James Anagnoson, Jamie Parker, Marietta Orlov and Arshalouis Nersessian.


Pineland Baptist Church
5100 New St.
Burlington, On L7L 1V1

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Sean LiuTitles:
Intermezzo, op. 118, no. 6 by Johannes Brahms
Leyenda by Isaac Albéniz
Home Festival:Woodstock
Time:9:15 AMName:Connor MahonTitles:
Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, op. 28 by Sergei Prokofiev
Êtude, op. 25, no. 6 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Guelph
Time:9:30 AMName:Aria LuoTitles:
La cathédrale engloutie (no. 10) by Claude Debussy
Prelude No. 16 in B flat Minor (The Hummingbird) by John Burge
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:9:45 AMName:Tong tong LuTitles:
Sonata in C Minor, K 457 by Wolfgang A. Mozart
Ballade no. 1 in G minor, op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:10:15 AMName:Naomi LeeTitles:
Nocturne in C Minor, op. 48, no. 1 by Frédéric Chopin
13 Preludes, op. 32, no. 5 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Home Festival:Ottawa Piano
Time:10:30 AMName:Chelsea GuTitles:
Sonata in E flat Major, Hob. XVI:49 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Variations sérieuses, op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:11:05 AMName:Michael JiaTitles:
Jardins sous la pluie (no. 3) by Claude Debussy
Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946, No. 1 in E flat Minor by Franz Schubert
Home Festival:IMFC
Time:11:20 AMName:Oskar Daniel-RaumTitles:
Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S 514 by Franz Liszt
Prelude and Fugue in B flat Minor, BWV 891 by J.S. Bach
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:1:00 PMName:Florence YangTitles:
Waltz No.1 in E flat Major, op.18 by Frédéric Chopin
Suite de danazas criollas, op.15 by Alberto Ginastera
Home Festival:Yip's
Time:1:20 PMName:Iain SoTitles:
Novelletten in F Sharp Minor, op. 21, no. 8 by Robert Schumann
Diabolical Suggestion, op. 4, no. 4 by Sergei Prokofiev
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:1:40 PMName:Laura NyburgTitles:
I Leap Through The Sky with Stars by Alexina Louie
Nocturne in C sharp Minor, op. 27, no. 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:1:55 PMName:Theadora KoskiTitles:
Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826, Sinfonia by Johann Sebastian Bach
Années de pèlerinage, 2, S 161, Sposalizio by Franz Liszt
Home Festival:Barrie

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.