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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2009 Shean Strings Competition Results

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Edmonton, AB – On Friday, May 15, 2009 – after two days of amazing competition – Ewald Cheung, violin (19 years old), from Edmonton, AB, was awarded the $8,000 top prize in The Shean Strings Competition. He has also won the opportunity to play with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at a future date. Ewald was one of 6 finalists chosen from a field of 24 entries from across Canada to compete in the 2009 Shean Strings Competition on May 14 and 15.

The complete results of the Competition were as follows:

  • First Place and $8,000 – Ewald Cheung, violin
  • Second Place and $5,000 – Alissa Cheung, violin
  • Third Place and $4,000 – Aaron Schwebel, violin
  • Fourth Place and $3,000 – Emily Westell, violin
  • Fifth Place and $2,000 – Meghan Nenniger, violin
  • Sixth Place and $1,000 – Wook (Luke) Young Kim, violoncello

Ewald Cheung also won $1,000 for the Best Performance of the Test PieceScherzo-Tarantelle, Op. 16 in g minor by Henryk Wieniawski.

The adjudicators for this year’s competition were David Hoyt, Chair; David Colwell, violin; Jack Mendelsohn, violoncello and Brian Finley, piano.

The 2010 Shean Piano Competition takes place in Edmonton on May 20 and 21, 2010 in Edmonton with an $8,000 top prize and $1,000 prize for best performance of the test piece.

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Media Contact: Alternate Contact:

Kent Sutherland Paul J. Bourret

Sutherland Productions Chair, The Shean Trust

P: 780.982.9916 P: 780.436.3412


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