Monday, June 10th

Classical Piano - Open - Group C

Adjudicator: Petya Stavreva

Classical Piano - Open - Group C

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.


St. Christopher's Anglican Church
662 Guelph Line
Burlington, On L7R 3M8

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Daniel (Boheng) LuTitles:
Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat Major, K 333, 3 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo Capriccioso, op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Prelude and Fugue in C Sharp Major, BWV 848 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Home Festival:Peel
Time:9:35 AMName:Daniel SinghTitles:
Etude-Tableaux, op. 39, no. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, op. 20 by Frederic Chopin
Ballade No. 4 in F minor, op. 52 by Frederic Chopin
Concert Etude no.6, op. 40 by Nikolai Kapustin
Étude Op. 10, No. 5 by Frederic Chopin
Variations, op. 41 by Nikolai Kapustin
Home Festival:North York Virtual
Time:10:20 AMName:Laura D'SouzaTitles:
Sonata No. 3 in B minor, op. 58, I. Allegro Maestoso, II. Scherzo: Molto vivace by Frédéric Chopin
Prelude in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach-Alexander Siloti
Alborada del gracioso (no. 4) by Maurice Ravel
Home Festival:Ottawa Piano
Time:1:00 PMName:Ruo Yu LiTitles:
Estampes, L. 100, II. La soirée dans Grenade by Claude Debussy
Dumka, op. 59 by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky
I leap through the sky with stars by Alexina Louie
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:1:25 PMName:Kailyn PanTitles:
Prelude in C minor, op. 23, no. 7 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Etude in G Sharp Minor, op. 25, no. 6 by Frédéric Chopin
Rondo in E flat Major, op. 16 by Frédéric Chopin
Prelude in D Major, op. 23, no. 4 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:2:00 PMName:Dylan SanchezTitles:
El Fandango de Candil (No. 3) by E. Granados
Di Bella Variations by Jack Behrens
Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826, Sinfonia by J.S. Bach
Home Festival:Hamilton

2:45 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:45 pm until 4:15 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.