Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition Winners 2019-20

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019-20 Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition. The final round was held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in von Kuster Hall.

The 3 winners of this year’s competition are:

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

Thank you to all the students who participated, their professors for helping with their preparation, and their collaborative pianists for their continued support throughout the various rounds. Thank you also to the staff who made this event so well organized and the 2019-20 competition chair, Dr. Jill Ball.

A special thank you also goes to this year's jury panel which included Gillian MacKay (winds, brass, percussions), Kimberly Barber (voice), Li Wang (piano), and Helmut Lipsky (strings).

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.

This Competition is hosted by the Music Performance Studies Department at the Don Wright Faculty of Music.

Photo: Patricia Green

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Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition

Western University Symphony Orchestra

Music Performance Studies Department at the Don Wright Faculty of Music