BMus student Madeleine Hall, guitar, wins London Kiwanis Rose Bowl

Don Wright Faculty of Music students were well represented in the finals of this year’s Kiwanis Music Festival of London Rose Bowl, which was chaired this year by former Dean Betty Anne Younker.

2022 Rose Bowl winner is Madeline Hall, guitar, who just finished her second year in the Bachelor of Music program (Classical Guitar - Performance major). She studies with Wilma van Berkel. This past summer, she became the first Canadian woman to be a prize winner at the New England Conservatory's Boston international Guitar Festival and Competition, was the first ever recipient of the Eliot Fisk Guitar Academy Prize.

There were three other finalists, two of whom study in the faculty: Amy Kwan, violin, who is pursuing an honours major in medical sciences and a minor in music studies. Amy studies with Mel Martin. Sophia Daunt, voice, is a third-year voice performance major who studies with Gloria Gassi.

The 62nd annual Kiwanis Music Festival was held in a hybrid format of both virtual and in-person performance. The annual Rose Bowl features the top solo winners in the Festival from vocal, piano, strings, guitar, brass, woodwinds and guest performer. Finalists were selected by the adjudicators from the qualifying class and each received $500. The winner received an additional $1000 and has an opportunity to perform with an orchestra.

Photo (provided by Wilma Van Berkel): Winner Madeline Hall (pictured right) with faculty member Wilma van Berkel

View photos (via The London Free Press, April 28, 2022)

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