The 2018 BCRMTA Piano Competition was hosted this year by the South Fraser Branch. It was held at White Rock Baptist Church on September 22, 2018
Seven pianist were featured in the Semi-Final Round.
The order of performers: (Click on name for bio and programs)
- Victoria - Ya Ping Huang
- South Fraser - Emma Hoglund
- Coquitlam/Maple Ridge - Lucas Hung
- Vancouver - Annie Cao
- Abbotsford - Rebecca Toews
- North Island - Towa Stewart
- Richmond - Qiyang Hong
The adjudicator was Dr Kay Zavislak, currently a member of the music faculty at Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College.
Approximately 150 attended this event. I was pleased with the number of students who attended the Final Round and were quiet listeners.
Scholarship awards were given by the BCRMTA Provincial Council, Westland Insurance Ltd, and the Canadian Music Centre.
The prize winners
1st prize: Annie Cao - Vancouver
2nd prize: Towa Stewart - North Island
3rd prize; Rebecca Toews - Abbotsford
Canadian Music Award: Annie Cao - Vancouver
Adjudicators Choice: Qiyang Hong - Richmond
It was a privilege to become acquainted with these special seven pianists. I enjoyed the work very much because of the talent and commitment they displayed. I wist to thank especially South Fraser Branch, Kevin Thompson and his committee for all the work on their behalf.
Maureen Hollins - Chair