THE GORDON C. WALLIS PIANO COMPETITION
First Prize $1000 • Second Prize $500
Deadline, January 31, 2021
Competition May 29, 2021
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This competition is held in conjunction with the Florence Bowes Memorial (in odd-numbered years) and the Lyell Gustin Memorial Piano competitions. Should the number of entries require it, competition may begin Friday evening. The award will be paid as tuition to the music school or teacher of the student’s choice upon proof of their continuation of study in classical piano.
Competitor will be notified of the day, time, place and hour of his/her performance/interview. He/she must be ready at least ten minutes before the time set for his/her performance/interview. The programme will be posted on the SRMTA website.
CANDIDATES IN CATEGORY (a) PIANO PERFORMER
The candidate must be at least 15 years of age and not yet 21 as of January 1 of the year of the competition. He/she must submit, for public performance, a programme not exceeding 50 minutes in length. The programme must present a variety of styles including a sonata (classical or romantic) and a work composed after 1920. Concertos are excluded. All works must be at least Grade X level and must be played complete. Memory work is compulsory. A high level of performance is essential; otherwise no award will be given.
CANDIDATE IN CATEGORY (b) PIANO TEACHER
The candidate must be at least 17 years of age and not yet 25 as of January 1 of the year of the Competition. He/she must submit, for public performance, a programme not exceeding 40 minutes in length. The programme must present a variety of styles including a work by J.S. Bach and one composed after 1920. Concertos are excluded. All works must be at least Grade X level and must be played complete. Memory work is compulsory. A high level of performance is essential; otherwise no award will be given.
A viva voce interview of approximately 20 minutes will be conducted, in private by the judge, after the candidate's performance. The judge will provide teaching pieces approximately Grades 3-8 from which common pedagogical problems will be presented. The candidate must satisfy the judge in his/her knowledge of piano pedagogy and in his/her interest in teaching piano, otherwise no award will be given. The winner must sign a declaration that he/she will teach in Saskatchewan for a minimum of TWO years after winning the Scholarship.
CANDIDATES IN BOTH (a) PIANO PERFORMER AND (b) PIANO TEACHER
The candidate must provide the judge with copies of the edition of the works he/she is performing. It is not permitted to change the choice of pieces on the submitted programme. Please indicate on your programme the performance time of each piece/movement. In ascertaining the playing time of your submitted repertoire, please omit long repeats (over 16 measures), but observe Da capo and Dal Segno indications.
Payments for SRMTA competition entry fees may be made by e-transfer to email@example.com OR by cheque or bank draft mailed to 50 Hoeschen Crescent, Saskatoon, SK S7J 2T1. Mail in payments must be received by date of registration
GORDON WALLIS PIANO COMPETITION WINNERS
2nd Place: Daniel Wu
1st place: Bronte Rawlings
2nd place: Xiaotong Wang
Both students study with Bonnie Nicholson.
Jienan Chen, Saskatoon (Performer, 1st place)
Alice Li, Saskatoon (Performer, 1st place)
Yolanda Smith-Hanson, Saskatoon (Performer, 2nd place)
Jordan Wollf, Saskatoon (Pedagogy, 1st place)
Christianne Bentler, Saskatoon (Performer, 1st place)
Godwin Friesen, Saskatoon (Performance, 1st place)
Jhena Dela Cruz, Saskatoon (Pedagogy, 1st place)
Gloria Yu, Saskatoon (Performance, 1st place)
Shaelynne Sawatsky, Saskatoon (Performance, 1st place)
Eric Bews, Saskatoon (Performance, 2nd place)
Natasha Francis, Nipawin (Performance, 1st place)
Jaclyn Goetz, Dalmeny (Performance, 1st place)
Armand Konecsni-Luzny, Regina, SK (Performance, 2nd place)
Kristofer Hosaluk, Saskatoon (Pedagogy, 2nd place*)
*Pedagogy, 1st place - not awarded
Bradley Little, Saskatoon (Performance)
Karen King, Saskatoon (Pedagogy)
Meagan Milatz, Weyburn (Performance)
David Woloschuk, Saskatoon (Performance, 2nd place)
Maria Fuller, Earl Grey (Performance)
Karen Mak, Saskatoon (Pedagogy)
Nicole Mak, Saskatoon (Performance)
Neal Cabigon, Regina (Performance, 2nd place)
Samuel Deason, Saskatoon (Performance)
Jacki Giggs, Saskatoon (Pedagogy)
Alex Dyck, Regina (Performance)
Chantelle Letourneau, D’arcy (Pedagogy)
James Coughlin, Assiniboia (Performance)
Naomi Piggott, Saskatoon (Performance)
Mark Turner, Lacadena (Pedagogy)
No competition this year
Jacqueline Woods, (Performance)
Updated last: November 14, 2019