Toronto Chinese Orchestra 多倫多中樂團

2009 Piano Competition 鋼琴比賽




The Toronto Chinese Orchestra is pleased to host its first Piano Concerto Competition in 2009. This is the first time in Canadian history that a concerto competition for piano and Chinese traditional orchestra has ever been held. The competition aims to provide promising young pianists the rare opportunity to perform with a traditional Chinese orchestra, and to promote interest in Chinese music to youths in Canada. In celebration of youth, the chosen piece is the “Youth” Piano Concerto, composed by LIU Shikun, et al. This is a spirited work written when the pianist was 19 years old. The competition will bring together students, parents, teachers, musicians, media, and the wider community to celebrate the accomplishments of our next generation.

  • 2008: Search for “Youth” Piano Concerto score began. Mr. Yuen Hon-Wah helped us find it.
  • May 2009: TCO Music Director initiated idea to hold concerto competition
  • Jun. 2009: Organizing team formed
  • Jul. 2009: TCO prepared parts for solo piano and orchestral reduction for 2nd piano
  • Jul. 2009: First sponsor found
  • Aug. 2009: Poster designed
  • Aug. 2009: Second sponsor found
  • Aug. 2009: Posters distributed
  • Aug. 2009: Enrollment accepted at TCO web site
  • Sep. 4, 2009: Press Releases distributed in Chinese and English
  • Sep. 4, 2009: Press conference held, with reports from Fairchild TV and WOW TV
  • Sep. 5, 2009: Articles appeared in Sing Tao and Ming Pao
  • Nov. 15, 2009: Enrollment closed
  • Dec. 2009: Guest adjudicators profiled: Kathryn Tremills, Jay Zhu, Grace Lin
  • Dec. 27, 2009: Competition takes place with coverage by Fairchild TV news
  • Dec. 27, 2009 Winner: Ken Yang and Runner-up: Michael Wang announced
  • Dec. 28-29, 2009: Articles appeared in Ming Pao, World JournalSing Tao
  • Dec. 31, 2009: Article appeared in Today Daily News
  • Jan. 1, 2010 Article appeared in New Star Times
  • Jan. 1, 2010 Event covered by Talentvision TV



Dean and Janet Turta