Sunday, 17 October 2010
The 1st Vivace Piano Competition was held at the Avro Boardroom, Royal On The Park, Brisbane on the 17 October 2010. This event was a great success by the good comments that we received from the many local piano teachers and students in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The competition was divided into 5 sections for different age groups with adjudicators, Natasha Vlassenko, Felix Elliot-Dedman, Deanne Scott, and Michelle Jaques.
Section 1 (age under 8) was won by Renee Byrne.
Section 2 (age under 10) was won by Caden Rogers.
Section 3 (age under 12) were won by Himman Lo.
Section 4 (age under 14) were won by Lokman Lo. (brother of Himman)
Section 5 (age under 17) were won by William Shi.
Congratulations to all the winners. There were a lot of good performances throughout the event by our entrants. Especially the winner of Section 5 who’s performance of Rachmaninoff was breathtaking. The runner-up in Section 5, Faron Swingler, performance of Liszt’s Paganni Etude No1 was also commendable .We believe many of them have great potential in becoming future stars.