Youth Concerto Competition’s Grand Prize Winners’ Concert

Featuring Tessa Laengert, Senior Winner and Former Singer with the Oakville Children's Choir

Youth Concerto Competition’s Grand Prize Winners’ Concert
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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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On Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 the Oakville Chamber Orchestra will be hosting their last concert of the season featuring the Grand Prize Winners of the Youth Concerto Competition, Tessa Laengert, soprano and Marko Pejanovič, pianist. These concerts featuring these young, talented performers are the highlight of our season!

Tessa Laengert, the Senior Grand Prize Winner is originally from Oakville. “This is a very special opportunity for me to return to my hometown of Oakville and sing for my friends and family that live there. My love for singing began with the Oakville Children’s choir with Dr. Glenda Crawford. I think it is wonderful that the OCO has created the concerto competition because it gives talented young artists the opportunity to perform with an orchestra. There is nothing quite like singing with an orchestra!” says Ms. Laengert.

Our Junior Grand Prize Winner is Marko Pejanovič who will be performing Piano Concerto #1 in e minor by Chopin. “I am so honored to have received this prize, and to have the privilege of performing with such a great orchestra”, said Mr. Pejanovič.

Concert programme includes:

  1. Schubert: Symphony #5 in B flat Major
  2. Four Arias with Tessa Laengert, Soprano
  3. Handel: Endless Pleasure from Semele
  4. Dvořák: Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the Moon) from Rusalka
  5. Puccini: Quando M’en Vo from La Bohème
  6. Massenet: Frère, Voyez from Werther
  7. Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 in e minor with Marko Pejanovič

Ticket prices: Adult $30, Senior $25, Student $20, Child $15

Saturday evening concert is at 7:30 pm at St. Johns Church at 262 Randall St in downtown Oakville. Sunday performance is May 3 at 3:00 pm at St. Simon’s Anglican Church, 1450 Litchfield Rd, Oakville
Tickets can be purchased at or by phoning (905) 483-6787

Applications for our 2015-16 Youth Concerto Competition are due on April 30th. Winners receive up to $500 prize money, and an opportunity to perform with the Oakville Chamber Orchestra in the upcoming season.

For more details on the Youth Concerto Competition, or to apply, please visit our website at

The Youth Concerto Competition is presented by Manulife Securities.


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