Wednesday, June 12th

Classical Piano - Level 10 - Group A

Adjudicator: Petya Stavreva

Classical Piano - Level 10 - 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.


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

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:10:00 AMName:Clara SlynkoTitles:
Sonata in E flat Major, K 282 (189g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Alla reminiscenza, op. 38, no. 8 by Nikolai Medtner
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:10:20 AMName:Lucas LeeTitles:
Variations in A Minor, op. 40, no. 2 by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Prelude No. 6 "General Lavine - Eccentric" by Claude Debussy
Home Festival:IMFC
Time:10:30 AMName:Liam BestTitles:
Nocturne in E Minor op. posth. 72, no. 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Prelude in C Major op. 12, no. 7 by Sergei Prokofiev
Home Festival:Lambton County
Time:10:40 AMName:Kayleigh YinTitles:
Sonata in B flat major K570, 2nd and 3rd mvts. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Rondo, op. 84, no. 1 by Béla Bartók
Home Festival:North York Virtual
Time:10:55 AMName:Muyang LiTitles:
English Suite No. 2, Allemande & Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Grande Valse Brillante in A flat Major, op. 34, no. 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:11:10 AMName:Dana LuTitles:
Polonaise in C sharp Minor, op. 26, no. 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Passepied (no. 4) by Claude Debussy
Home Festival:Ottawa Piano
Time:11:25 AMName:Audrey ChenTitles:
Barcarolle No. 4 in A flat Major, op. 44 by Gabriel Fauré
Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 906 by J.S. Bach
Home Festival:Barrie
Time:1:00 PMName:Rachel WangTitles:
Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475 by Wolfgang A. Mozart
Arabesque No. 1 by Claude Debussy
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:1:20 PMName:Arianna KloostermanTitles:
Sonata in B flat Major, KV 281, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Prelude in C sharp Minor, op. 3, no. 2 by Sergei Rachmanifoff
Home Festival:Peterborough
Time:1:35 PMName:Priscilla HanTitles:
Sonata No. 9 in E Major, op.14, no.1, 2nd and 3rd mvts. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Waltz from Masquerade Suite by Aram Khachaturian
Home Festival:South Simcoe
Time:1:55 PMName:Justin LeeTitles:
Nocturne by Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté
French Suite No.3 BWV 814, Allemande & Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Home Festival:Yip's
Time:2:10 PMName:Jonathan NguyenTitles:
Consolation No. 3 in D Flat Major by Franz Liszt
Clair de Lune (no. 3) by Claude Debussy
Home Festival:Stratford
Time:2:25 PMName:Liam LiuTitles:
Graceful Ghost Rag by William Bolcom
Cordoba, op. 232, no.4 by Isaac Albéniz
Home Festival:Woodstock

3:00 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm.

Announcement of winners and people chosen to go to the Playoffs will happen at the end of the workshop.

5:00 PM - Classical Piano Level 10 Playoffs

The Level 10 Classical Piano Playoffs will be held at Wellington Square United Church - 2121 Caroline St. - from 5:00 pm to approximately 6:30 pm.

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