Tuesday, June 11th

Classical Piano - Level 6 - Group C

Adjudicator: Paul Williamson

Classical Piano - Level 6 - Group C

Included in CBC Music's 2017 edition of "30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30," Paul Williamson has established himself as one of Canada's promising young pianists. He received first prize at both the 2014 Canadian National Music Festival and the 2017 Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association National Piano Competition in addition to three semifinal awards. He is also a prizewinner of the 2020 WMC McLellan Competition and received 3rd prize at the 2022 Shean Piano Competition and the 2023 Bader and Overton Canadian Piano Competition.

Currently a Doctor of Musical Arts degree candidate at Northwestern University, Williamson also holds degrees from the Colburn School (AD, Mmus) and the University of Manitoba (Bmus). He has studied under James Giles, Fabio Bidini, David Moroz, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Williamson has participated in the following festivals: Morningside Music Bridge, Aspen, Orford, Music Academy of the West, Scotia, Creative Dialogue XIII; and held residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute. In the spring of 2023, Williamson recorded his debut solo album featuring the music of Franz Liszt for Naxos Records. He has also recorded an album of the music of Canadian composer Tristan Zaba alongside Canadian soprano Mckenzie Warriner for the Centrediscs label. Williamson is grateful to have his career supported by the Amron-Sutherland Grant for Young Pianists from the Colburn School and for the support of the BC Arts Council.


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

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:10:00 AMName:Blayke TaylorTitles:
Sonatina in E flat Major, op. 4, no. 7 by Samuel Wesley
Little Nocturne by Jakub Metelka
Home Festival:South Simcoe
Time:10:10 AMName:Christian ForbesTitles:
Sonata in G Major Hob. XVI:G1 , 1st mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Whirlwind by Dennis Alexander
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:10:20 AMName:Lukas KodratTitles:
Song of the Cavalry op. 27, no. 29 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Sonatina in F Major op. 168, no. 1, 3rd mvt. by Anton Diabelli
Home Festival:Pickering Rotary
Time:10:30 AMName:Robert HuTitles:
Little Prelude in C Minor, BMV 934 by J.S. Bach
Waltz in A Minor, op. posth., B150 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:10:40 AMName:Alexander BurgessTitles:
Moto Perpetuo by Tom Gerou
Waltz in A Minor, op. posth., B 150 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Kingston
Time:10:50 AMName:Linda LiTitles:
Sweet Mister Jelly Roll by Valerie Capers
Giga in G Major from Sonata No. 1 by Elisabetta de Gambarini
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:11:00 AMName:Ava QuennellTitles:
Little Nocturne by Jakub Metelka
Sonatina in A Minor, no. 3 by Georg Anton Benda
Home Festival:Midwestern
Time:11:10 AMName:Katherine XuTitles:
Jasmine Flower by Edward Han Jiang
Sonata in G Major Hob. XVI:G1, 1st mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Home Festival:Peel
Time:11:20 AMName:Eamon MooreTitles:
Sonatina in G Major op.19/20. no. 1, 1st mvt. by Jan Ladislav Dussek
Waltz in A Minor, op. posth., B 150, 1st mvt. by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:1:00 PMName:Jenica SuTitles:
Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:G1, 1st mvt. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Dance of the Tiger Cubs by Vincent Ho
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:1:10 PMName:Yiming ZhangTitles:
Little Prelude in D Minor, BWV 926 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonatina in G Major, op.19/20, no.1, 1st mvt. by Jan Ladislav Dussek
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:1:20 PMName:Margaret WhitelawTitles:
Sonata in B flat Major, K 440 by Domenico Scarlatti
Happy Time Jazz by Martha Mier
Home Festival:Chatham
Time:1:30 PMName:Jason HaoTitles:
Courante in F Major, HWV 488 by George Frideric Handel
Zigzag by Dennis Alexander
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:1:40 PMName:Menglan YongTitles:
Sonatina in G Major, op. 19/20, no. 1, 1st mvt. by Jan Ladislav Dussek
On the Lake, op. 77, no. 12 by Heinrich Hofmann
Home Festival:St. Thomas
Time:1:50 PMName:Elise FanTitles:
Aria in G Major, from Overture in G Major, TWV 32:13 by Georg Phillip Telemann
Sweet Mister Jelly Roll by Valerie Capers
Home Festival:Take the Stage

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.

4:30 PM - Level 6 Classical Piano Playoffs

The Level 6 Piano Playoffs will be held at Wellington Square United Church - 2121 Caroline Street - from 4:30 pm to approximately 6:00 pm.

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