Thursday, June 13th

Classical Piano - Level 9 - Group A

Adjudicator: Petya Stavreva

Classical Piano - Level 9 - Group A

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.

Location

Knox Presbyterian Church
461 Elizabeth St.
Burlington, ON L7R 4B1

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:10:00 AMName:Xiantai LuoTitles:
Sinfonia No. 10 in G Major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Reverie in F Minor by Dennis Alexander
Home Festival:Guelph
Time:10:10 AMName:Hannah ZhouTitles:
Le petit âne blanc by Jacques Ibert
Nocturne in G minor op. 37, no. 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:London
Time:10:20 AMName:Emma SueTitles:
Sinfonia No. 15 in B Minor, BWV 801 by J.S. Bach
El viaje by Astor Piazzolla
Home Festival:St. Thomas
Time:10:30 AMName:Cheryl GaoTitles:
Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI:23, 1st mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Waltz in D flat Major, op. 64, no. 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:10:40 AMName:Albert ZhouTitles:
Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 847 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in E Minor, Hob XVI/34, 1st mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:10:50 AMName:Kyle RaoTitles:
Sonata in C Major, K 330, 1st mvt. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Changes by Alexina Louie
Home Festival:Take the Stage
Time:11:00 AMName:Zixin WangTitles:
Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI:23, 3rd mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Intermezzo No.1 by Manuel Ponce
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:11:15 AMName:Brodie MartinTitles:
Nocturne in E flat Major, op. 9, no 2 by Frederic Chopin
Buenos Dias by Sarah Konecsni
Home Festival:Kingston
Time:11:25 AMName:Qiran FuTitles:
Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI:23, 1st mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Intermezzo No. 1 by Manuel Ponce
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:1:00 PMName:Kelly Zihan ChenTitles:
Sonata in C Major, K 330, 1st mvt. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Waltz in D flat Major, op. 64, no. 1 (Minute) by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Peel
Time:1:10 PMName:Hannah SinghTitles:
Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 847 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Valse romantique by Claude Debussy
Home Festival:Ottawa Piano
Time:1:20 PMName:Riley YipTitles:
Sonata in F Minor, WoO 47, no. 2, 1st mvt. by Ludwig van Beethoven
The Seasons, op. 37a, No. 4: Snowdrop by Pyotr II'yich Tchaikovsky
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:1:30 PMName:Nadia SmithTitles:
Nocturne in E flat Major op. 9, no. 2 by Frederic Chopin
Silhouette Moon by Martha Mier
Home Festival:South Simcoe

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.

4:15 PM - Level 9 Classical Piano Playoffs

The Level 9 Piano Playoffs will be held at Wellington Square United Church - 2121 Caroline Street - from 4:15 pm to approximately 5:45 pm.

Playoff competitors will have to travel to Wellington Square United Church.