Congratulations to the winners of the 2016/17 UBC School of Music Concerto Competition!
Open to all music students, the annual competition is an opportunity for young musicians to earn a coveted spot as a solo performer with the UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Competitors select virtuoso works which highlight their exceptional technical and expressive abilities as musicians. There were over 40 entries in the competition and the performance level was extremely high, as always.
This year's winners are:
First prize: Benjamin Hopkins (piano) – Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1 in d minor
Second prize: Aidan Mulldoon Wong (clarinet) – O. Navarro – II Concerto for Clarinet
Third prize: Marie Civitarese (voice) – Mozart – Exultate, Jubilate
Overall winner Benjamin Hopkins will perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor in autumn 2017. In the meantime, you can watch him perform Brahms's Sonata No. 3 in f minor, Op. 5.
Second prize winner Aidan Mulldoon Wong will perform O. Navarro's Il Concerto for Clarinet with UBC Symphony Orchestra at a special concert on Friday, March 10th at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts.
Look out for third prize winner Marie Civitarese in the upcoming Opera Tea on March 12th.