Thursday, June 13th

Classical Piano - Level 9 - Group C

Adjudicator: Todd Yaniw

Classical Piano - Level 9 - Group C

Todd Yaniw is a Canadian pianist praised for his "atmospheric contrast of poetry and power…a hair-raising performance". Since his debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at age 13, Mr. Yaniw has performed across Canada; at festivals and venues including CBC Vancouver, the Banff Centre for Music, Edmonton's Winspear Centre for Music, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, and Koerner Hall. Mr. Yaniw has performed concerti with several Canadian orchestras, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and has performed with the Afiara Quartet, Rolston String Quartet, Trio Arkel and the ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory). Todd has been interviewed and broadcast on many occasions on CBC Radio, and was featured in CBC's "30 under 30" list. Internationally, Todd has performed in Bulgaria, China, Italy, Jamaica, Monaco, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Mr. Yaniw has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, and twice was a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Awards. He was on the performance staff at The Glenn Gould School, and served on the faculty of The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists.

Todd Yaniw recently returned to his home province of Alberta and is now based in St. Albert. Recent engagements include a collaborative album, guest faculty for the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival, and several performance projects. His previous teachers include Michael Massey, Dr. James Parker, Professor James Anagnoson (The Glenn Gould School), and Dr. Jon Kimura Parker (Rice University). Mr. Yaniw completed his doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin, where he worked with Dr. Anton Nel.


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

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:10:00 AMName:Julia ZhuTitles:
Sonata in F Major, Hob.XVI:23, 1st mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Buenos dias by Sarah Konecsni
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:10:10 AMName:Naomi WilliamsTitles:
Nocturne in C sharp Minor op. posth. by Frederic Chopin
Sonata in A Major Hob. XVI:12, 2nd & 3rd mvts. by Joseph Haydn
Home Festival:Barrie
Time:10:20 AMName:Alden LiTitles:
Sonata in B flat Major, KV570, 1st mvt. by W.A. Mozart
Nocturne in B Major, op. 32, no.1 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Guelph
Time:10:35 AMName:Alexandria XuTitles:
Sonata in F Minor, WoO 47, no. 2, 1st mvt. by Ludwig van Beethoven
The Cat and Mouse Tango by Gary Thomas
Home Festival:Kingston
Time:10:45 AMName:Yisong WanTitles:
Waltz in C sharp Minor, op. 64, no. 2 by Frédéric Chopin
Dreams, op. 88, no. 1 by Dmitry Kabalevsky
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:10:55 AMName:Ally AgenaTitles:
Sonata in E Major, K 380 by Domenico Scarlatti
Intermezzo in A Minor , op. 76, no. 7 by Johannes Brahms
Home Festival:Niagara
Time:11:10 AMName:Ben RobinsonTitles:
Sonata in G Major, op. 79, no. 25, I. Presto alla tedesca by Ludwig van Beethoven
Buenos días by Sarah Konecsni
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:11:20 AMName:Ella QiTitles:
Sonata No. 12 in A Major, Hob.XVI:12, 2nd and 3rd mvts. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Nocturne in G Minor, op. 37, no. 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Ottawa Piano
Time:11:30 AMName:Aaron GuoTitles:
Sinfonia No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 788 by J.S. Bach
Moment musical (no. 6) by Franz Schubert
Home Festival:Peel
Time:1:00 PMName:Finn TaylorTitles:
El viaje by Astor Piazzolla
Romance, op. 24, no. 9 by Jean Sibelius
Home Festival:South Simcoe
Time:1:15 PMName:Nicole JinTitles:
Moment Musical (op. 94, no. 3) D 780, Allegro moderato by Franz Schubert
Le nez by Clermont Pépin
Home Festival:Peterborough
Time:1:25 PMName:Jaayden LamTitles:
Impromptu in A flat Major, op. 142, no. 2 by Franz Schubert
Six Variations on a Ukrainian Folk Song, op. 51, no. 5 by Dimitri Kabalevsky
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:1:35 PMName:Ningyi WeiTitles:
Sonata in C Major K 330, 1st mvt. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Cat and Mouse Tango by Gary K. Thomas
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:1:45 PMName:Chengxi ZhuTitles:
Tarentelle op.77, no.6 by Moritz Moszkowski
Buenos dias by Sarah Konesni
Home Festival:Quinte

2:15 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:15 pm until 3:45 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 - Classical Piano Level 9 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.