3 Young Montrealers Win Top Prizes At The Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition

Winners To Perform at London Royal Albert Hall and the Ampitheatre, Paris Philarmonie on Weds 10th April

3 young students from Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts aged between 9 and 11 have won top prizes at the internationally-acclaimed Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, winning invitations to perform at the Royal Albert Hall, London and the Amphitheatre, Paris Philharmonie In France.

Just 9 years old, the youngest winnner, Can Zhou, won first place in the 100% Absolute prize for both the London and Paris competitions performing Franz Liszt’s Consolation in D flat major. This is the first time Can Zhou attempted an international competition. In 2018, the young pianist was awarded the Gold Medal Prize from the Royal Conservatory of Music for achieving the highest examination score in the Province of Quebec.

Dora Wan (10 year¬†old¬†pianist) won first place in both competitions playing Robert Schumann’s Intermezzo from the Viennese Carnaval (Faschingshwank aus Wien). In December 2018, Dora performed at Carnegie Hall as winner of the Crescendo International Competition. As a 4th grader at The Study, Dora is a dedicated young pianist who practices intensively on a daily basis.

Tristan Yang Goon (11 year old pianist) won first place in piano performance in both the Paris and London competitions playing Khatchaturian’s Toccata in E flat minor. This is also Tristan’s first time in attempting any major competitions. In early March 2019, he was featured as a Rising Star Musician by the New Generation Orchestra.

About Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts

Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts was founded in 2008. It is a private music and fine arts located in Pierrefonds, in the West Island of Montreal (Quebec).

In the last decade, almost 80 Lambda students have been invited to perform at internationally recognized venues in New York, Salzburg, Vienna, Rome, London, Luxembourg, and Brussels.¬†Students have also been accepted into the Bachelor’s program in music performance of major prestigious universities¬†in¬†North America, including the¬†New England Conservatory of Music,¬†Peabody Institute of Music,¬†Manhattan School of Music,¬†Cleveland Institute of Music¬†in the United States, as well as¬†McGill University¬†(in Montreal,¬†Canada).

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