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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shean Piano Competition, finalists compete for $8,000 top prize

Edmonton, AB – On Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, 2014, six pianists from across Canada will take to the stage of Muttart Hall at the Alberta College Campus of MacEwan University (10050 MacDonald Drive, Edmonton) as they vie for the $8,000 top prize in The Shean Piano Competition and the opportunity to play with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at a later date.

The competition will see the competitors perform their Solo Piano Programs on Friday, May 16 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:30 – 9:30 PM, and perform their Piano Concertos on Saturday, May 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  The adjudications and awards will follow the concertos on Saturday at approximately 9:00 PM, and a reception will follow the awards.*

This year’s competitors (with hometowns in parentheses) are John Chan (Edmonton, AB); Matthew Ming Li (Vancouver, BC); Meagan Milatz (Weyburn, SK); Justine Pelletier (Montréal, QC); Haewon Yang (Ottawa, ON), and Cissy Zhou (Toronto, ON).

The adjudicators for this year’s competition are David Hoyt, Chair; Alvin Chow, and Ilja Scheps.

Admission to The Shean Piano Competition is $10 per session.

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