Wednesday, June 12th

Classical Piano - Level 10 - Group C

Adjudicator: Paul Williamson

Classical Piano - Level 10 - 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:9:30 AMName:Emily AlwayTitles:
Consolation No. 3 by Franz Liszt
Prélude, op. 3, no. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:9:40 AMName:Isis LafargeTitles:
Pas de Deux, op. 28, no. 3, Souvenirs by Samuel Barber
Prélude, op. 3, no. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Home Festival:Pickering GTA
Time:10:00 AMName:Samuel HanTitles:
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:Guelph
Time:10:20 AMName:Sarah MaTitles:
Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:35 by Franz Joseph Haydn
The Cat and the Mouse by Aaron Copland
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:10:40 AMName:Hannah MartinTitles:
Rondo on Argentine Children's Folk Tunes by A. Ginastera
Arabesque No. 1 by Claude Debussy
Home Festival:Norfolk
Time:10:50 AMName:Lucas ZhongTitles:
French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817, Allemande and Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude in G flat Major, op. 23, no. 10 by S. Raachmaninoff
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:11:05 AMName:Derek SunTitles:
Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 884 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Nocturne in E Minor, op. posth. 72, no. 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:11:20 AMName:Raymond LiuTitles:
Impromptu in A Flat Major, op. 90, no. 4 by Franz Schubert
The Cat and the Mouse by Aaron Copland
Home Festival:Take the Stage
Time:1:00 PMName:Michael KitaevTitles:
Intermezzo in B flat Minor, op. 117, no. 2 by Johannes Brahms
Cantos de España, op. 232, Córdoba (no. 4) by Isaac Albéniz
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:1:15 PMName:Linhan XueTitles:
Sonata in C Minor, op. 10, no. 1, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Nocturne in F major, op. 15, no. 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Home Festival:Chatham
Time:1:35 PMName:Anthony DavydenkoTitles:
Prelude (no.2) by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sonata in F Major, op. 10, no. 2, 1st & 2nd mvts. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Home Festival:Stirling
Time:1:55 PMName:Therese BenozaTitles:
Preludes - No. 1, La Colombe and No. 7, Plainte Calme, 2 by Oliver Messiaen
Fantasiestücke, op. 12, no. 2 | Aufschwung by Robert Schumann
Home Festival:Peel
Time:2:10 PMName:Raeleen JinTitles:
Clair de lune (no. 3) by Claude Debussy
Sonata in B Minor Hob. XVI:32 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Home Festival:Peterborough
Time:2:30 PMName:Carolyn ChenTitles:
Nocturne in F Sharp Major op 15 no 2 by Frédéric Chopin
Sonata in E Major, op. 14, no. 1, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Home Festival:Toronto

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

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

Announcement of the winners and top two competitors 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.