Congratulations to everyone who competed in the 2017/18 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 many entries in the competition and the performance level was extremely high, as always.
This year's winner is Carter Johnson (piano) for his terrific performance of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
The runner-up is Carlos Savail-Guardiola (clarinet), for his excellent performance of Francaix's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 36.
Carter wins the opportunity to perform as the soloist with UBC Symphony Orchestra on Friday, March 9th at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Carlos will perform with the Orchestra next autumn — details to be confirmed.
Photos: Takumi Hayashi/UBC