· May · 20 Sat 2:00 pm at Muttart Hall Alberta College
10050 Macdonald Dr Edmonton, AB T5J 2B7
Phone: 780.633.3725

Tickets: $10.00 at the door

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The Shean Strings Competition at Muttart Hall Alberta College (Edmonton)  on May 20, 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


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.