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CONGRATULATIONS!

Once again, congratulations to the winners of the Young Concerto Competition – (from left to right) Leslie Ashworth (violin), Aled Blundell (trumpet), Matisse Blundell (trumpet), Feiran Bi (flute), and Linda Ruan (piano). Thank you for an amazing musical experience!

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WELCOME AND CONGRATULATIONS!

The Oakville Chamber Orchestra would like to congratulate and welcome Alberto J. Munarriz as our new General Manager.

Alberto is an ethnomusicologist, a professional double bass player, a music pedagogue, and a published scholar with a broad range of interests. The focal points of his academic work include the musics of Latin America, jazz, analysis, historical and contemporary performance practices, and music pedagogies. He is especially interested in the ways these concerns intersect with broader issues of transnationalism and interculturality. He has over fifteen years of experience as a music instructor and has recently returned from Edmonton where he taught at the University of Alberta. He also worked as a music coach and advisor at IHuman Youth Society, an Edmonton-based organization that engages traumatized youth exhibiting high-risk lifestyles. Prior to his appointment at the Oakville Chamber Orchestra Alberto served as member of the board of the Toronto Latin American Flute Festival.

He competed his Ph.D in ethnomusicology at York University. He holds a MA in Musicology from the City University of New York and also has a BMus in Jazz Performance from McGill University.

2016 CONCERTO COMPETITION WINNERS!

The Oakville Chamber Orchestra would like to congratulate all of the finalists for our 2016 Concerto Competition.  Our judges witnessed some amazing variety and talent this year! Thank you to all applicants to this year’s competition.

Senior Category:
1st: Myriam Blardone, harp
2nd (tie): Leslie Ashworth, violin and Linda Ruan, piano
Junior Category:
1st: Eric Guo, piano
2nd: Feiran Bi, flute
3rd: Matisse & Aled Blundell, trumpets
Best from Oakville: Leslie Ashworth

Our 2nd & 3rd place winners will perform at our Sept. 25, 2016 Youth Concerto Competition Concert.  1st place winners will play at our April 29 and 30, 2017 Concerto Competition Grand Prize Winners Concert.  Purchase your season tickets today so you don’t miss it!

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