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This event finished on 06 March 2018

See the Piano Syllabus for entry categories.

Our Adjudicator for 2018 is Kevin Zakresky

Hailed as “un jeune chef très talentueux” by Radio-Canada, Kevin Zakresky is a choral and orchestral conductor living in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is currently a touring conductor for Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a production that has seen him direct orchestras in Philadelphia, Montreal, Quebec City, Charlottesville, Columbus, Miami, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Fresno, and London (with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in Wembley Arena). The 2017 season will see him conduct 20 performances of Zelda including shows in Seattle, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Portland, Birmingham UK, San Diego, Pittsburgh, and Dublin. He will also be guest conducting the Fort Worth Symphony in a performance of rePlay: Symphony of Heroes.

In Vancouver, Zakresky teaches piano and voice at the VSO School of Music. With upper degrees in conducting, his undergraduate work was in piano, studying with Henri-Paul Sicsic at UBC. He works regularly as a pianist and accompanist and has adjudicated piano festivals throughout British Columbia. He has been a faculty member of the Vancouver International Song Institute, directed choirs at Douglas College and taught conducting at the School for Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University. He completed his Doctorate at Yale University in 2012.

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