We are into the fifth and final week of the Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival. For the month of April in locations across Ottawa, performers of many different musical disciplines – piano, voice, woodwinds, brass, strings, and more! – have been turning in great performances. The festival is a chance to gain performing experience and receive feedback from an adjudicator. Some of my students and myself participated this year. I accompanied an oboist performing Hindemith’s oboe sonata, and we won first place together, plus the oboist won a scholarship.

I am very proud of all my students’ solo piano performances. Congratulations to:

  • Nadia – first place
  • Justin – second place
  • Justin – third place