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.


2021-22 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.

REVISED PROCESS: Effective January 6, 2022

1. The competition will be adjudicated via recordings only
2. Piano and Voice division recordings are due (as originally planned) on January 10, 2022
3. WBP and String division recordings are now due on January 26 at noon. They may be recorded with or without piano accompaniment. Email to mpsdept@uwo.ca 
4. For all divisions, the preliminary round recordings will be also used for the final round adjudications
5. Final round adjudication is scheduled for January 29

Please contact your division coordinators should you have any additional questions or concerns.

Application deadline
January 10, 2022 by 12pm

Recording submission deadlines
January 10 (piano and voice - same as previous process/deadline) including link to video recording - use original PDF form below
January 26 by 12pm (strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion) email link to recording to mpsdept@uwo.ca

Final round adjudication
January 29

Competition procedures and regulations (original PDF form)

Online Application Form


2021-22 Competition Judges

To be announced


Previous Winners

2020-21
First Place: Andrew Busch, percussion
Second Place: Winnie Zheng, piano
Third Place: Meagan Foster, percussion
Runner Up: Angela Gjurichanin, voice

2019-20
First Place: Camila Montefusco, voice
Second Place: Terrence Wu, piano
Third Place: Eric Tremblay, trumpet

2018-19
First Place: Leonardi Joewono, piano
Second Place: Alexis Wright, marimba
Third Place: Kirit Mascarenhas, violin
Runner Up: Michal Aloni, voice

2017-18
First Place: Kelvin Mun, violin
Second Place: Dan Luong, piano
Third Place: Christian Wrona, viola
Runner Up: Dorothy Lin, violin

2016-17
First place: Sean Tzu-Hsiang Kao, piano
Second place: Bing Xin Yang, violin
Third Place: Daniel Dennis, cello

2015-16
First place: Heidi Wall, piano
Second Place: Christian Golding, piano
Third Place: Jordan Clayton, violin

2014-15
First place: Danbee Ko, piano
Second Place: Morgan Traynor, voice
Third Place: Rachelle Li, violin

2013-14
First Place: Natalia Skomorokhova, piano
Second Place: Matt Henry, saxophone
Third Place: Lisa Mulgrew, voice
Runner Up: Warren Elder, marimba

2012-13
First Place: Nicole Li, violin
Second Place: Jayden Beaudoin, marimba
Third Place: Vladimir Soloviev, piano

2011-12
First Place: Joel Tangjerd, cello
Second Place: Margie Bernal, soprano
Third Place: Bryn Blackwood, piano

2010-11
First Place: Peter Gajdek, trumpet
Second Place: Courtney Murias, voice
Third Place: Edgar Suski, piano

2009-10
First Place: Tim Cheung
Second Place: Eric Mohr
Third Place: Catherine Folstad
Alternate: Grace Baker

2008-09
First Place: Neal Cabigon
Second Place: Mark Prince
Third Place: Victoria Grigg
Fourth Place: Adam Falconi