This is the very belated launch of our news blog. There has been plenty of news to report, but other responsibilities (and a mile- wide procrastination streak) have kept me from keeping you updated.
So, let's catch up.
Our First Round jury, announced to the entrants but not (until now) to the general public, are three highly acclaimed Toronto-raised pianists now living and teaching in the U.S. and performing internationally:
- Vadim Serebryany, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
- Sonia Chan, Rochester, NY
- Micah Yui, Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles, CA
Twelve young pianists entered the competition. The candidates were from all over the GTA: downtown Toronto, Scarborough, Markham, Mississauga, etc. Many were from the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists at the Royal Conservatory of Music, but a few came from other schools or independent teachers.