Piano students of Debut Piano Studio

Music events

Debut Piano Studio events

After the Covid break in public events and recitals, we are finally looking forward to a very enjoyable, motivational and inspirational evening of music, on April 15, 2023, at the Pickering Village United Church.

Over the many years studying with us, our students prepared themselves excellently and participated in many piano competitions and music festivals in Greater Toronto Area, the Ontario province and beyond - such as the country-wide Canadian Music Competition, or music festivals and competitions abroad. Congratulatinos to all for their well deserved results following their sustained efforts in piano education! Some highlights follow below.

Johann Derecho won the ORMTA Young Artist Competition (ORMTA stands for the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association). The same competition honoured him with the Esther Su Memorial Award for the most promising talent out of all competitors in different categories. Johann also won the Founder's Award Class and Scholarship to attend the Peter de Grote Festival and Summer Academy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Emily and Julia won first prizes at the North York Music Festival and ORMTA Spring Auditions of the Scarborough Branch. Emily won the First Prize in the Intermediate level and Maria was promoted to participate in the GTA Zone Instrumental Competition.

The Scholarship and Awards Auditions of the North York / York Region Branch of ORMTA concluded with scholarships and prizes for Emily, Julia, Justin, Chris and Johann

At the CCC Toronto Piano Competition, Chris won the second place in the ARCT level category with Partita by Bach.

At the CCC Toronto Piano Competition, Christine received the First Place for her performance of Fantasia in D Minor by Mozart, Johann received First Place in the Age Achievement category after a two-piece performance of Prelude and Fugue by Bach and Basso Ostinato by Shchedrin. He also received the Third Place with Partita in C Minor by Bach.

Johann, our student who is a fierce competitor in music festivals and piano competitions, was also the winner of Symphony on the Bay’s 2013 Young Artists' Competition, in the Junior category, with Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor. He was invited to perform in concert with the Symphony on the Bay at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre on November 3, 2013 and brought the audiences to their feet, at the end of a fantastic performance!...

He also won the Second Prize and a scholarship in the national finals of the prestigious Canadian Music Competition held this year in Sherbrooke, Quebec. A video of the piano performance of Grieg concerto is among the pieces in the playlist below.

At the Ontario Music Teachers Association Spring Auditions nineteen of our students qualified for the honours recital: Ryan, Bryan, Christie, Emily, Julia, Rachel, Leon, Angie, Eugene, Sofia, Helena, Maria, Justin, Christine, Chris, Ashlyn, Hailey, Stephanie, Johann, several receiving marks over 90. Eugene received the Shirley Knautz Award, Johann received the Ann Hulbert Award, Helena qualified for the GTA Zone Competition with the best mark in her age group.

Ashlyn received Second and Third Place at Markham Music Festival, Maria received the Third Place at Euromusic Markham Music Festival, 2013, Christine was awarded three Second Places at Richmond Hill Music Festival. Sofia received First Place and Maria received the Third Place at the same festival, and Johann was awarded two First Places and performed at the Gala Concert in the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts. Well done and keep up the wonderful work, everybody!

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