The UBC School of Music is pleased to announce the winners for the 2010 Knigge Music Competition in Piano held at UBC on Saturday March 6, 2010:
First Prize: Mila Teovanovic, Toronto, Ontario
Second Prize: Alexander Malikov, Calgary, Alberta
Third Prize: Everett Hopfner, Brandon, Manitoba
Fourth Prize: Kun Yao, Calgary, Alberta
Mila Teovanovic, was born in Belgrade, Serbia. Since 2007 she has studied at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. She is in third year of the Performance Diploma Program at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, studying with David Louie and John Perry. Alexander Malikov, originally from Volgograd, Russia, won Second Prize and the Best Performance prize of Ramona Luengen’s Refractions. Alexander immigrated to Calgary at age ten and is now in his second year studying at the Oberlin Conservatory under Professor Angela Cheng. Everett Hopfner, is completing his Bachelor of Music degree this term at Brandon University studying with Megumi Masaki. Kun Yao started piano studies at age five in Sweden. He now lives in Calgary and made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York this January.
1st Prize: $5,000 cash plus a solo recital on the UBC School of Music 2009 -2010 Concert Series (with artist fee and accommodation).
2nd Prize: $3,000 cash
3rd Prize: $1,500 cash
4th Prize: $1,000 cash
$7,000 in scholarships or other prizes also to be awarded.
Erika Gundesen, Vancouver, BC
Everett Hopfner, Brandon, Manitoba
Alexander Malikov, Calgary, Alberta
Yue (Sunny) Qu, Vancouver, BC
Derek Stanyer, Victoria, BC
Seung Won (Lauren) Suk, Victoria, BC
Mila Teovanovic, Toronto, Ontario
Kun Yao, Calgary, Alberta