Concerto Competition Finishes with an Oakville Tie

Concerto Competition Finishes with an Oakville Tie
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Carla Perrotta-Pyrgos

Carla Perrotta-Pyrgos

Carla Perrotta-Pyrgos is the General Manager at Oakville Chamber Orchestra, and the Principal Clarinet in the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Orchestra. She graduated from Glenn Gould School, Royal Conservatory of Music with an Artist Diploma, Orchestral, Clarinet Performance, as well as received her Honors, Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from the University of Toronto.

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Two local youths from Oakville will share the title of “Best Entrant from Oakville” in the Oakville Chamber Orchestra’s first annual concerto competition, sponsored by Manulife Securities. On Saturday June 15th, young musicians from Oakville and beyond participated in the final live round which was held at the Church of the Incarnation in Oakville.

The Oakville Chamber Orchestra is proud to announce

Winners of the Junior Class (17 and under)

  • 1st place (sponsored by Manulife Securities) Emma Meinrenken, violin
  • 2nd place (sponsored by Gerry and Larry Wilson) Leslie Ashworth, violin
  • 3rd place (sponsored by Gerry and Larry Wilson) Christopher Yeung, piano

Winners of the Senior Class (21 and under)

  • 1st place (sponsored by Manulife Securities) Ji Soo Choi, violin
  • 2nd place (sponsored by BDO Canada LLP) Tiffany Tse, piano

Winners of the “Best Entrant from Oakville” (Sponsored by Oakville Optimist Club)

  • Leslie Ashworth and Ji Soo Choi

The concerto competition was kicked off in the fall of 2012, and over the course of the winter and spring, 26 young musicians applied for the opportunity to perform their solo pieces with the accompaniment of the OCO in a concert.
The winners of the Junior and Senior class will be featured soloists during subscription concerts in the Oakville Chamber Orchestra’s 2013/2014 concert season. The runners up will be featured at a concert on December 15, 2013 at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.

The Oakville Chamber Orchestra wants to thank all the sponsors who helped make this event a huge success: The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Manulife Securities, Gerry and Larry Wilson, BDO Canada LLP, the Oakville Optimist Club, and Remenyi House of Music for supplying the beautiful Bechstein and Steinway pianos the soloists used.

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