Maritsa Brookes Concerto Awards

Awarded to any undergraduate or graduate student in the Don Wright Faculty of Music on the basis of performance excellence demonstrated in solo concerto competition, this annual competition has been a highlight for many students over the years. This award was made possible through the generous donation by Maritsa Ateena Brookes, BA'57 to Foundation Western. The winners receive the honour of performing their selection in a public concert with the Western University Symphony Orchestra in the following school year. In addition, a generous monetary award is shared amongst the winner and the two runners-up, received in the fall following the competition.

2022-23 Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition - Final Round

Saturday, Jan 14, 2023 | 12pm
von Kuster Hall

2022-23 Competition Details

Candidates must be full-time registered students in the Don Wright Faculty of Music for the current year; currently registered in applied music; and, intend to be registered students during the following year. DMA students are not eligible. This competition is open to all instruments.

Application deadline
January 9, 2023 at 12pm

Preliminary round deadlines
January 9 at 12pm (piano and voice) including link to video recording in application form - for regulations check PDF form below
January 10 (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion) Audition

Final round adjudication
January 14

Competition procedures and regulations (original PDF form)

Online Application Form

2022-23 Competition Judges

Preliminary Round Judges




Winds, Brass & Percussion

Final Round Judges

Previous Winners

First Place: Lianna Grace, piano
Second Place: Terrence Wu, piano
Third Place, Katie Kirkpatrick, flute
Runner Up: Minji Lee, viola

First Place: Andrew Busch, percussion
Second Place: Winnie Zheng, piano
Third Place: Meagan Foster, percussion
Runner Up: Angela Gjurichanin, voice

First Place: Camila Montefusco, voice
Second Place: Terrence Wu, piano
Third Place: Eric Tremblay, trumpet

First Place: Leonardi Joewono, piano
Second Place: Alexis Wright, marimba
Third Place: Kirit Mascarenhas, violin
Runner Up: Michal Aloni, voice

First Place: Kelvin Mun, violin
Second Place: Dan Luong, piano
Third Place: Christian Wrona, viola
Runner Up: Dorothy Lin, violin

First place: Sean Tzu-Hsiang Kao, piano
Second place: Bing Xin Yang, violin
Third Place: Daniel Dennis, cello

First place: Heidi Wall, piano
Second Place: Christian Golding, piano
Third Place: Jordan Clayton, violin

First place: Danbee Ko, piano
Second Place: Morgan Traynor, voice
Third Place: Rachelle Li, violin

First Place: Natalia Skomorokhova, piano
Second Place: Matt Henry, saxophone
Third Place: Lisa Mulgrew, voice
Runner Up: Warren Elder, marimba

First Place: Nicole Li, violin
Second Place: Jayden Beaudoin, marimba
Third Place: Vladimir Soloviev, piano

First Place: Joel Tangjerd, cello
Second Place: Margie Bernal, soprano
Third Place: Bryn Blackwood, piano

First Place: Peter Gajdek, trumpet
Second Place: Courtney Murias, voice
Third Place: Edgar Suski, piano

First Place: Tim Cheung
Second Place: Eric Mohr
Third Place: Catherine Folstad
Alternate: Grace Baker

First Place: Neal Cabigon
Second Place: Mark Prince
Third Place: Victoria Grigg
Fourth Place: Adam Falconi