Monday, June 10th

Classical Piano - Open - Group A

Adjudicator: Asher Ian Armstrong

Classical Piano - Open - 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.


Wellington Square United Church
2121 Caroline Street
Burlington, On L7R 1L7

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Yiyan LiuTitles:
Toccata in G Major, 1st, 2nd and 3rd mvts. by J.S Bach
Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50, 1st and 2nd mvts. by F.J. Haydn
Nocturne in D flat Major, op.27, no.2 by F. Chopin
Toccata by P. Constantinescu
Etude in G sharp Minor, op.25, no.6 by F. Chopin
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:9:35 AMName:Ally JiangTitles:
Gargoyles, Complete by Lowell Liebermann
Romance in A Flat Major, op 11, no. 3 by Clara Schumann
Étude de Sonorité, Complete by Francois Morel
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:10:00 AMName:Harrison VandikasTitles:
Prelude, op. 40, no. 1 by Nikolai Kapustin
Sonata Fantasy No. 2 in G Sharp Minor, op. 19, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Alexander Scriabin
Sonata No. 1 in C Major, op. 22 by Alberto Ginastera
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:10:30 AMName:Takashi NewTitles:
Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI:20, 1st, 2nd and 3rd mvts. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Novelletten, op.21, no. 8 by Robert Schumann
Paganini Jazz by Fazil Say
Home Festival:Ottawa Piano
Time:11:05 AMName:Peixuan HeTitles:
Sonata in E flat Major, op. 81a ("Les adieux") by Ludwig van Beethoven
L'Isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Scherzo in E flat Minor, op. 4 by Johannes Brahms
Home Festival:London
Time:1:00 PMName:Matthew DaoTitles:
Sonata in A Flat Major, op 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Apres un lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata ("Dante Sonata"), from the Annees de pelerinage, Book II: Italie, Andante maestoso by Franz Liszt
Images oubliées, L. 87, I: Lent II: Souvenir de Louvre III: Quelques aspects de "Nous n'irons plus au bois" by Claude Debussy
Home Festival:Take the Stage
Time:2:00 PMName:Adam ZhengTitles:
Toccata in F-sharp Minor,BWV 910 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasy in C Major (“Wanderer-fantasie”), op. 15, D 760, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Franz Schubert
Reflections in the Water by Vincent Ho
Mephisto Waltz No. 1 by Franz Liszt
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis

3:15 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 3:15 pm until 4:45 pm.

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

5:15 PM - Open Piano Playoffs

Open Piano Playoff will be held at Wellington Square United Church - 2121 Caroline Street from 5:15 pm to approximately 6:30 pm.

Playoff competitor will need to travel to Wellington Square United Church for the playoffs.