concerto competition

The 2019 UBC Concerto Competition winners

D’Arcy Blunston

D’Arcy Blunston

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the 2018/19 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.

Markus Masaites

Markus Masaites

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.

Yu-Hsien Lin

Yu-Hsien Lin

This year's winner is D’Arcy Blunson (voice) for her lyrical performance of Britten's Les illuminations de Rimbaud, Op. 18

The first runner-up is Markus Masaites (piano), for his excellent performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456. The second runner-up is Yu-Hsien Lin (piano) for her terrific performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54.

D’Arcy wins the opportunity to perform as the soloist with UBC Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m.


Photos: Takumi Hayashi/UBC

Announcing the Concerto Competition winners

Benjamin Hopkins

Benjamin Hopkins

Aidan Mulldoon Wong

Aidan Mulldoon Wong

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

Marie Civitarese

Marie Civitarese

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.