2017 Winners Announced       Photos


 Ottawa, Ontario – August 12, 2017 – Canada’s prestigious 2017 National Music Festival winners are announced! From August 8th -12th, sixty-two (62) of Canada’s best young amateur musicians from across the country, ranging in age from 14-27, were hosted in beautiful Ottawa, Ontario to compete and represent their province in eight [8] disciplines: piano, strings, voice, woodwinds, brass, classical guitar, chamber groups, and musical theatre. Competitions and master classes took place on the University of Ottawa campus.

The first place winners of each discipline competed for the Festival’s Grand Award title and prize of $5,000 on Saturday, August 12th, in Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa. And the winner is…

NRS Foundation - Victoria Foundation GRAND AWARD WINNER for $5,000

Performance Opportunity with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

PR Consulation with Liz Parker of LizPR

Naomi Ford, flautist from Moncton, New Brunswick 

2nd PLACE GRAND AWARD in honour of Norma Jean Atkinson for $2,500:

Phillip Cho, pianist, from Côte Saint-Luc, Québec

First Place – $1,500 Prize Second Place – $1,000 Prize Third Place – $500 Prize
Voice: Laura D’Angelo [ON] Voice: Ryan Hofman [BC] Voice: Madison Craig [AB]
Piano: Phillip Cho [QC] Piano: Chris Chu [BC]   Piano: Catherine He [ON]
Strings: Gregory Lewis [MB] Strings: Vivian Kukiel [ON] Strings: Joanne Peng [SK]
Guitar: Nolan Powell [MB] Guitar: Alejandro Vega [ON] Guitar: Josh Hu [BC]
Woodwinds: Naomi Ford [NB] Woodwinds: Cole Knutson [SK] Woodwinds: Danielle Yao [AB]
Brass: Kayla Solomon [MB] Brass: Robert Conquer [ON] Brass: Mimisu Lee [NS]
Chamber: Azura Quartet [BC]

Chinley Hinacay, Mo Miao, Haley Heinricks, Mia Gazley

Chamber: YIP Trio [AB]

Yan Li, Ine-Wilmé Coetzee, Peter Yang

Chamber: Conesso Piano Quartet [ON]

Samantha Zarry, Maya Joy Linstrom-Parkins, Jake Lee, Kyoko Kohno

Musical Theatre: Chloe Weir [ON] Musical Theatre: Hunter Semrau [AB] Musical Theatre: Bethany Caldwell [BC]