Fred Pattison Piano Competition Winner 2022

Congratulations to Songlee Kim, winner of the 2021-2022 Fred Pattison Piano Award Competition.

The other two student finalists selected were Lianna Grace and Winnie Zheng.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, each student entrant pre-recorded their performance, and the selected finalists were adjudicated online by Li Wang, who also gave a virtual masterclass for piano students after announcing the winner on January 23, 2022.

Fourth-year undergraduate student Songlee Kim is a member of Kyung Kim's piano studio, and Lianna Grace and Winnie Zheng, both third-year students, are members of Piano Division coordinator Stéphan Sylvestre's studio.

Proceeds from the Fred Pattison Award Fund support the Fred Pattison Piano Award at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, which is to be awarded to the winner of an annual piano competition. In addition to receiving a cash award, the winner gives a public performance the following academic year.

Dr. Pattison was Western’s former Head of Chemistry (1959-65) and Director of Student Health Services (1973-88). He passed away in August 2010. Dr. Pattison had a great passion for the piano and spent many hours enjoying performances in von Kuster Hall at the Faculty of Music. This award reflects his love of music and his desire to reward excellence in piano performance. 2008-09 was the inaugural year for this competition.

Watch Songlee Kim's winning performance of Scriabin's Sonata no.2 in G sharp minor op.19 Andante

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