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· May · 19 Fri 1:00 pm at Muttart Hall Alberta College
10050 Macdonald Dr Edmonton, AB T5J 2B7
Phone: 780.633.3725

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The Shean Strings Competition at Muttart Hall Alberta College (Edmonton)  on May 19, 2017
The Shean Strings Competition

The Shean Strings Competition

Edmonton, AB
Classical / Open Stage

The Shean Competition for Strings and Piano was made possible by a generous grant to the Edmonton Community Foundation from Ranald and Vera Shean in 1996. This competition, their gift to talented young musicians of today, is a lasting testimonial to their dedication to music. Vera Shean was a gifted ... Read more

All Ages Welcome // General Admission


6 FINALISTS COMPETE FOR $8,000 TOP PRIZE

On Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, 2017, six string players from across Canada will take to the stage of Muttart Hall as they vie for the $8,000 top prize in The Shean Strings Competition and the opportunity to play with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at a later date.

The competition will see the competitors perform their String Recital Programs on Friday, May 19 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:30 – 9:30 PM, and perform their String Concertos on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:30 – 8:30 PM. The adjudications and awards will follow the concertos on Saturday at approximately 9:00 PM, and a reception will follow the awards.

This year's competitors (with hometowns in parentheses) are: Shang Ko (Sunny) Chan, violin (Surrey, BC); Gabrielle Després, violin (Edmonton, AB); Sean Gao, violin (Burnaby, BC); Alice Lee, violin (Toronto, ON); Grace Sohn, violoncello (Coquitlam, BC), and Grace Takeda, viola (North Vancouver, BC). The adjudicators for this year's competition are: David Hoyt, Chair; Norman Adams, violoncello; and Edmonton-born Jessica Linnebach, violin.