Monday, June 10th

Classical Upper Strings - Diploma - Group B

Adjudicator: Kate Unrau

Classical Upper Strings - Diploma - Group B

Violinist Kate Unrau maintains an active schedule as a freelance violinist; her diverse experience spans solo, chamber, and orchestral playing in many styles. She has performed with orchestras near and far, including the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Symphony New Brunswick, and the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra. She also served for a decade as principal second violin of the Kingston Symphony, where she was frequently featured as a concerto soloist.

Kate has worked with an abundance of wonderful artists, including Placido Domingo, Hugh Jackman, Paul Anka, Marvin Hamlisch, Jeremy Dutcher, Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Sarah McLachlan, Michael Bolton, Roger Hodgson, and the Canadian Tenors. She's also had the pleasure of joining several Broadway touring orchestras in Canada, including Chicago, South Pacific, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Keen viewers might have spotted her "pretending" to be a violinist on TV, too (Reign, Private Eyes, The Umbrella Academy).

Kate also works as a freelance editor for The Royal Conservatory's publishing division, editing music, text books, and online courses. She has lately been involved in the development of The RCM's Online Strings Teacher Course: Teaching Elementary Violin. She is also a regular coach for the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Kate holds a master's degree in violin performance from the University of Toronto.


Salvation Army Church
2090 Prospect St.
Burlington, Ontario L7R 1Y9

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Zoe Laiyi ClarkeTitles:
Concerto No. 3 in B minor, op. 61, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Camille Saint-Saens
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001, 2nd mvt: Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:9:30 AMName:Tina SieversTitles:
Scherzo tarantella in G Minor, op. 16 by Henryk Wieniawski
Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003, 1st mvt: Grave by Johann Sebastian Bach
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:9:50 AMName:Claire soyul KimTitles:
Concerto No. 5 in A Minor, op. 37, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Henri Vieuxtemps
Polonaise in D Major, op. 4 by Henryk Wieniawsk
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:10:10 AMName:Logan RichardsonTitles:
Sonata, 2nd and 3rd mvts. by Samuel Dolin
Symphonie espagnole, op. 21, 1st and 4th mvts. by Edouard Lalo
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:10:45 AMName:Hovan MaTitles:
Concerto in E Minor, op. 64, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Felix Mendelssohn
L'esprit chantant by Marjan Mozetich
Home Festival:Yip's
Time:12:30 PMName:Vincent PhamTitles:
Sonata in D Major, op. 12, no. 1, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphonie espagnole, op. 21, 1st and 4th mvts. by Édouard Lalo
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:1:05 PMName:Sophia ChangTitles:
Recitativo and Scherzo, op.6 by Fritz Kreisler
Sonata No. 1 in G Major, op.78, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Johannes Brahms
Home Festival:IMFC
Time:1:30 PMName:Spencer ChuTitles:
Scherzo tarantella in G Minor, op. 16 by Henri Wieniawski
Danse Espagnole by Manuel De Falla
Home Festival:London

2:00 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm.

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

4:00 PM - Diploma Upper Strings Playoff

Diploma Upper Strings Playoff will be held at Burlington East Presbyterian Church - 505 Walker's Line - from 4:00 pm to approximately 6:00 pm.

Competitors will need to travel to Burlington East Presbyterian Church for the Playoffs.