Wednesday, June 12th

Classical Lower Strings - Level 10

Adjudicator: Amber Walton-Amar

Classical Lower Strings - Level 10

Amber has taught cello to adults and children for 25 years. She holds teaching certifications through the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Creative Ability Development method for improvisation. She has held teaching positions at Chicago's Columbia College, Valparaiso University, the Royal Conservatory of Music, the North York Suzuki Conservatory, and maintains her own private cello studio. Most recently, Amber has created the Muse & Mate practice journal for musicians, and co-founded Quintissimo: a Sistema based free after school music program devoted to serving marginalized families in the Hastings/Prince Edward County region.

Amber's career has included touring Canada, Europe, and China with various symphonies and ensembles. She is a versatile cellist who has appeared on stages worldwide alongside artists such as KYGO, SYML, Lief Vollebek, Tyler Shaw, and Shawn Mendes. Other performance highlights include work with TIFF and TedX. As a freelance musician, Amber has performed for Prime Ministers, Presidents, dignitaries and movie stars - at storied venues such as Roy Thomson Hall, Koerner Hall, Chicago Symphony Center, Amsterdam Paradiso, Shanghai Symphony Hall, and Berlin's Kesselhaus. Amber holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Cello Performance.


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

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Katherine KlassenTitles:
Sonata No. 4 in C Major, op. 102, no. 1, 1st mvt. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Roumanian Folk Dances, 6 dances by Bela Bartok
Home Festival:London
Time:9:20 AMName:Zhiyuan Timmy ZhangTitles:
Concerto No.1 in A minor Op.33, 2nd & 3rd mvts. by Saint-Saens Camille
Solo Suite No. 3 in C Major, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:9:40 AMName:Kevin ChenTitles:
Concerto No.1 in C Major, 2nd & 3rd mvts. by Joseph Haydn
Silent Woods by Antonín Dvořák
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:10:05 AMName:Vivian HuTitles:
Sonata in F Major, op. 6, 1st & 2nd mvts. by Richard Strauss
Concerto No.1 in A Minor, op. 33, 2nd & 3rd mvts. by Camille Saint-Saëns
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:10:40 AMName:Sally (Seobeen) YunTitles:
Sonata No.1 in E minor, op. 38, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Johannes Brahms
High School of Cello Playing, op.73. no. 34 by David Popper
Home Festival:London
Time:11:00 AMName:Jacob KangTitles:
Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Hungarian Rhapsody, op. 68 by David Popper
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:11:20 AMName:Kaylee TianTitles:
Scherzo, op.12 by Daniel van Goens
Sonata in G Major, 1st & 2nd movements by Jean-Baptiste Bréval
Home Festival:Peel
Time:1:00 PMName:Wenda FanTitles:
Cello Concerto in D Minor, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Edouard Lalo
Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:1:25 PMName:Lauren Haemin KimTitles:
Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Nocturne in C sharp Minor, op. 9, no. 2 by Frederic Chopin
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:1:50 PMName:Matthew NgTitles:
Kol Nidre, op. 47 by Max Bruch
Cello Concerto in D Minor, 1st & 2nd mvts. by Edouard Lalo
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:2:25 PMName:Elliot HarveyTitles:
Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1, 1st & 2nd mvts. by Franz Joseph Haydn
Scherzo, op. 12, no. 2 by Daniel van Goens
Home Festival:Guelph
Time:2:50 PMName:Noah HuangTitles:
Suite Populaire Espagnole , 4th, 5th and 6th mvts. by Manuel de Falla
Suite No.4 in E flat Major, BWV 1010, Sarabande by J.S. Bach
Home Festival:Guelph

3:15 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 3:15 pm until 5:00 pm.

Announcement of winners will happen at the end of the workshop.