Saturday, June 15th

Classical Piano - Level 8 - Group C

Adjudicator: Asher Ian Armstrong

Classical Piano - Level 8 - Group C

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.


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

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:30 AMName:Marvella Jiajin WangTitles:
Polonaise in A flat Major, op. posth., B5 by Frédéric Chopin
Sonatina in G Major, op. 55, no. 2, 3rd mvt. by Friedrich Kuhlau
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:9:40 AMName:Emily GrantTitles:
Prelude in E flat Major op. 31, no. 1 by Reinhold Gliere
Sunshower by Martha Hill Duncan
Home Festival:North York Virtual
Time:9:50 AMName:Janice WooTitles:
Invention No.13 in A Minor, BWV 784 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Andante Sostenuto, op. 72, no. 2 by Felix Mendelssohn
Home Festival:Take the Stage
Time:10:00 AMName:Maddison WilkeyTitles:
Courante in G Major, from Suite No. 8 in G Major, HWV 441 (attr.) by George Frideric Handel
Tango callejero by Mike Springer
Home Festival:Barrie
Time:10:10 AMName:Melody ShafieeTitles:
Courante in G Major, 3rd mvt. by George Frideric Handel
Through Moanin' Pines (no 1), From the Southland by Harry T. Burleigh
Home Festival:Sault Ste. Marie
Time:10:20 AMName:Ian SkrzypekTitles:
Solfeggio in C Minor by C.P.E. Bach
Tango callejero by Mike Springer
Home Festival:Brant
Time:10:30 AMName:Matthew FuTitles:
Incognito by Jason Sifford
Sonata in C Major, K 545, 1st mvt. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Home Festival:South Simcoe
Time:10:40 AMName:Emily YuTitles:
Tango Callejero, n/a by Mike Springer
Nocturne in B flat Major, H37 by John Field
Home Festival:Guelph
Time:10:50 AMName:Patrick HeTitles:
Sonata in G Major, op. 49, no. 2, 1st mvt. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Nocturne in B flat Major by John Field
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:11:00 AMName:Arianne LiuTitles:
Fantasia in G minor, TWV 33:8, 1st mvt. by G.P. Telemann
Sunshower by Martha Hill Duncan
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:11:10 AMName:Lucas WeiTitles:
Invention No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 786 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Titanium Toccata by Dennis Alexander
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:11:20 AMName:Selina YuTitles:
Invention No. 14 in B flat Major, BWV 785 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:4, 1st mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:11:30 AMName:Zimo LiTitles:
Invention No. 9 in F minor, BWV 780 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Polonaise in A flat Major, op.posth., B5 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Ottawa Piano
Time:1:00 PMName:Aria LiangTitles:
Mysterious Summer's Night by Larysa Kuzmenko
Sonata in B flat Major, C27 by Domenico Cimarosa
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:1:10 PMName:Melissa MaversTitles:
Sonata in G Major Hob XVI:39, 1st mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Navajo Vocable No. 1 by Connor Chee
Home Festival:London
Time:1:20 PMName:Lucia LiTitles:
Tango callejero by Mike Springer
Fantasia in D Minor, TWV 33:2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:1:30 PMName:Norah ZhouTitles:
Tango callejero by Mike Springer
Sonatina in G Major, op.55, no. 2, 3rd mvt. by Friedrich Kuhlau
Home Festival:Peel
Time:1:40 PMName:Julia VetroneTitles:
Sonata in F Minor, K 185 by Domenico Scarlatti
Incognito by Jason Sifford
Home Festival:Niagara
Time:1:50 PMName:Julia YipTitles:
Sonata in A Major, op. 59, no. 1, 1st mvt. by Friedrich Kuhlau
Incognito, (Jazz Nocturne) by Jason Sifford
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:2:00 PMName:Summer LuTitles:
Sonata in A Major op. 59, no. 1, 1st mvt. by Friedrich Kuhlau
Etude allegro by Yoshinao Nakada
Home Festival:Peterborough
Time:2:10 PMName:Olya OrdineTitles:
Milonga del ángel by Astor Piazzolla
Sonata in B flat Major, 1st mvt. by Domenico Cimarosa
Home Festival:Yip's

2:40 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:40 pm until 4:10 pm.

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

4:30 PM - Level 8 Classical Piano Playoffs

The Level 8 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.