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2023 Festival Awards

Congratulations to all of our participants on their fine performances!

The KW Kiwanis Music Festival is proud to recognize the achievements of our top performers.  Click on the links below to view the festival results:

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Trophy Recipients

2023 Trophy Recipients

School Strings Trophy: Waterloo Collegiate Institute

School Band Trophy: Laurel Heights Secondary School

Ruth Priddle Memorial for Choir: Sunshine Montessori School

Brass Trophy: Madie Lawrence

Composition Trophy: Connor Mahon

Guitar Trophy: Daniel Li

Elementary Piano Trophy: David Levine

Junior Piano Trophy: Holly Hu

Intermediate Piano Trophy: Timothy Denau

Ursula Yundt Memorial Trophy for Piano Quartets:

Andy Ye, Jerry Wang, Jerry Chen & Jaelen Chen

Senior Piano Trophy: Anthony Vu

Chopin Trophy: Justin Bian

Jim Walker Memorial Trophy: Michael Kitaev

Cello Trophy: Eunseo Hong

Violin Trophy: Joy & Marion Cha-Kang

Violin Concerto Trophy: Anne Song

Classical Vocal Trophy: Sullivan Thompson

Musical Theatre & Pop Vocal Trophy: Isabelle Aboagye

Woodwind Trophy: Annika Nehaniv-Dautenhahn

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Award Winners
OMFA Provincial Delegates
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2023 Award Winners

School & Community Ensembles

Waterloo C.I. - $200

KW Bilingual School - $100

Laurel Heights S.S. - $200 & $100

Forest Heights S.S. - $100

Sunshine Montessori School - $200

Brass

Madie Lawrence - $125 (Trophy Winner)

Caleb Koch - $75

Westley Martin-Root - $50

Matthias Giralometto - $50

Jacob Budakian - $50

Woodwinds

Annika Nehaniv-Dautenhahn - $150 (Trophy Winner)

Leon Nehaniv-Dautenhahn - $100

Hennessey Veit - $50

Composition

Connor Mahon - $50 (Trophy Winner)

Maria Truta - $50

Guitar

Daniel Li - $100 (Trophy Winner)

Nolan Carson - $50

Barzin Vazifedoost - $50

Elementary Piano

David Levine - $100 (Trophy Winner)

Austin Li - $75

Luca Angod - $75

Thomas Moosa - $75

Vivan Bai - $50

Elliot Genest - $50

Kinza McAuliffe - $50

Oscar Cao - $25

Kelly Lu - $25

Cathy Li - $25

Junior Piano

Holly Hu - $150 (Trophy Winner)

Talia Golcevski - $100

Jane Ye - $100

Annabelle He - $100

Arno Genest - $50 (Canadian Composer)

Sarah Kelly - $50

Alessandra Bailey - $50

Sophia Huang - $50

Samuel Liu - $50

Joshua Vanderburgh - $50

Quesara Karim - $50

Intermediate Piano

Timothy Denau - $200 (Trophy Winner)

Annabelle Xu - $100

Edward Xiong - $100

Yifan Chen - $75

Cara Huang - $75

Sean Mendes - $75

Indigo Charles - $50 (Canadian Composer)

Aftab Jamal - $50

Aris Chan - $50

Steven Yuan - $50

Aarushan Shankarganesh - $50

Yisong Wan - $50

Senior Piano

Anthony Vu - $500 (Top Award & Trophy)

Justin Bian - $300 (Chopin Trophy)

Michael Kitaev - $500 (Jim Walker Trophy)

Jonathan Zhao - $300 (Heidi Wall Concerto)

Bailee Bai - $100 (Canadian Composer)

Bill Vu - $150

Yinuo Lin - $150

Connor Mahon - $100

Clara Slynko - $100

Piano Ensembles

Andy Ye, Jerry Wang, Jerry Chen, Jaelen Chen - $200 (Trophy Winner)

Eric Li, Victor Jiao, Tianmu He, Dingcheng Ruan - $200

Timothy Lin, Amanda Qin, Steven Shang,

Natalie Huang - $100

Jerry Chen & Jaelen Chen - $100

Strings: Cello & Bass

Eunseo Hong - $200 (Trophy Winner)

Yisong Wan - $100

Olivier Joyce - $50

Strings: Violin & Viola

Joy & Marion Cha-Kang - $500 (Top Award & Trophy)

Anne Song - $200 (Trophy Winner)

Alice Wang - $100

Aftab Jamal - $75

Gloria Lee - $75

Joy Shiyu He - $50

Aaron Yin - $50

Voice: Classical

Sullivan Thompson - $500 (Top Award & Trophy)

John Waterfield - $150

Sarah Storms - $75

Sean Mendes - $75

Voice: Pop & Musical Theatre

Isabelle Aboagye - $500 (Top Award & Trophy)

Dannica & Shaughnessy Valant - $150

Naomi Schlegel - $150

Sullivan Thompson - $150

Molly Guse - $100

Ellen Brisley - $100

Leah Bakker - $50

Olivia Iley - $50

Thank you to our donors for the 2023 Awards:
Allan Bush Investment Team, The Ross and Doris Dixon Foundation,
Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association, Raymond Yundt, Joanne Bender, Joan Walker

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2023 OMFA Provincial Delegates

Bands

 

Community Concert Bands

  • Kitchener Musical Society Band - 2nd Place

Choirs

 

Elementary School Choir

  • St. Luke Catholic Elementary School Choir

Orchestras

 

Community String Orchestras

  • Suzuki Talent Education of Waterloo, ION group

 

Elementary School String Orchestras

  • KW Bilingual School Orchestra - 3rd Place

Small Ensembles

 

Ages 14 & Under

  • KW Bilingual School Grade 8 Ensemble -  1st Place

Ages 16 & Under

  • WCI Junior Guitar Ensemble - 1st Place

  • JHSS Jazz Combo - 2nd Place

Ages 19 & Under

  • JHSS Percussion Ensemble - 1st Place

  • JHSS Wind Ensemble - Honourable Mention

  • WCI Senior Guitar Ensemble - 1st Place

 

Classical Brass

 

Level 5

  • Jacob Budakian

 

Classical Guitar

 

Level 3

  • Barzin Vazifedoost - 2nd Place

 

Level 4

  • Nolan Carson - 3rd Place

  • Vedant Prasan - 3rd Place

 

Level 9

  • Daniel Li - 2nd Place

Lower Strings

 

Level 4

  • Lana Korsheed - 3rd Place

 

Level 5

  • Ariana Newman

  • Rylee Chang - 1st Place

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Level 8

  • Olivier Joyce

  • Yisong Wan - Honourable Mention

Upper Strings

Level 1

  • Arlene Mang

  • Gloria Lee - 3rd Place

  • Jaelyn Mang - Honourable Mention

Level 3

  • Ryan Lee - 3rd Place

Level 4

  • Aaron Yin - Distinguished Honourable Mention

  • Helena Vujovic

  • Victoria Lee - Honourable Mention

Level 5

  • James Zhang - Honourable Mention

  • Kelly Lu

  • Olivia Lee

Level 6

  • Alice Wang

  • Joy Shiyu He

Level 7

  • Jesse Jiexi He

  • Lilia Biswas

Level 8

  • Hannie Hipel

  • Isabella Illman

  • Richard Illman

Level 9

  • Takumi Yajima

Level 10

  • Aftab Jamal

  • Marion Cha-Kang - Honourable Mention

  • Michael Kitaev

Diploma

  • Theola Ho

Open

  • Anne Song - Honourable Mention

  • Joy Cha-Kang - 3rd Place

Classical Piano

Level 1

  • Kelly Lu - 3rd Place

  • Theodore Roth - 2nd Place

Level 2

  • David Levine - 3rd Place

Level 3

  • Sarah Kelly

  • Talia Golcevski

  • Kriti Sathyan - Distinguished Honourable Mention

Level 4

  • Jane Ye - Honourable Mention

  • Samuel Liu - 1st Place

  • Katelyn Gong - 1st Place

Level 5

  • Annabelle He

  • Holly Hu - Distinguished Honourable Mention

  • Charlotte Wu - Distinguished Honourable Mention

Level 6

  • Aftab Jamal - Honourable Mention

  • Annabelle Xu - Honourable Mention

  • Yifan Chen

Level 7

  • Cara Huang - Distinguished Honourable Mention 

  • Steven Yuan

  • Zixin Wang

Level 8

  • Yisong Wan

  • Edward Xiong

Level 9

  • Jessica Park - Honourable Mention

  • Michael Kitaev - Honourable Mention

Level 10

  • Aria Luo

  • Parasmai Conjeevaram

  • Bailee Bai

Diploma

  • Justin Bian - Honourable Mention

  • Kohei Ariizumi

  • Matthew Liu

Open

  • Bill Vu

  • Jonathan Zhao

Piano Concertos

 

Elementary 8 & Below

  • Timothy Denau - 1st Place

Junior - 9 & Above

  • Marie Anne Denau - Honourable Mention

 

Intermediate - 9 & Above

  • Jonathan Zhao - Honourable Mention

 

Piano Duets/Trios

 

Primary

  • Molly Chen & Holly Hu - Distinguished Honourable Mention

Junior

  • Bailee Bai & Jessica Park - Distinguished Honourable Mention

 

Intermediate

  • Jerry Chen & Jaelen Chen - 1st Place

 

Popular Piano

 

Elementary

  • Xavier Lambert - Honourable Mention

 

Junior

  • Cailyn Yang

Woodwinds

Level 3

  • Leon Nehaniv-Dautenhahn - Distinguished Honourable Mention

 

Level 4

  • Elspeth Forde - 3rd Place

  • Hennessey Veit - Distinguished Honourable Mention

 

Level 6

  • Aadrika Bhakt

Level 10

  • Annika Nehaniv-Dautenhahn

Classical Voice

Level 2

  • Minuli Sooriyabandara

Level 4

  • Aishee Roychowdhury

Level 5

  • Natalie Huang

Level 7

  • Sullivan Thompson - 3rd Place

Level 9

  • Kiana Sparks-Montemayor

  • Naomi Schlegel

  • Rivi Friedman - Honourable Mention

Diploma

  • Sarah Storms - 3rd Place

Musical Theatre

 

Primary

  • Dinaree Sooriyabandara

  • Valentina Dixon Scirgalea

 

Elementary

  • Amalia Guerrero

 

Beginner

  • Catherine Hickey

 

Junior

  • Sullivan Thompson - 2nd Place

 

Intermediate

  • Isabelle Aboagye - Distinguished Honourable Mention

  • Phillipa Williston

  • Victoria Payne

 

Musical Theatre Duets/Trios

Elementary

  • Natalie Huang & Heting Feng - 2nd Place

Popular Vocal Duet/Trio

 

Intermediate

  • Sienna Bolarinho, Molly Guse, Eryn Simoes

 

Popular Voice

Primary

  • Brooklyn deBoer

Elementary

  • Avanee Kamble

  • Brooklyn Labreche

  • Sophie Karigiannis - Honourable Mention

Junior

  • Leah Bakker

Intermediate

  • Eryn Simoes - 1st Place

  • Isabelle Aboagye - 2nd Place

Senior

  • Elyse Armstrong

  • Holly Sostaric-Higgins

 

 

Popular Voice Self-Accompanied

Primary

  • Josephine Nojd - 1st Place

 

Junior

  • Nash Scharlach - 3rd Place

  • Valerie Hill - Honourable Mention

 

Advanced

  • Naomi Schlegel - 1st Place

Songs from Screen and More

 

Elementary

  • Avanee Kamble

Senior

  • Ellen Brisley - 1st Place

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