Congratulations to Winnipeg violinist Joshua Peters. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music student won first place in last night’s WMC McLellan Competition. He takes home a cheque for $10,000. In second place was Winnipeg soprano Sarah Kirsch, taking home $6,000 and in third place was pianist Tony Zhou. Presently a student at Indiana University’s Jacob’s School of Music, Tony takes home $4,000. It was a fantastic evening of jaw dropping talent accompanied by the always wonderful Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Julian Pellicano.

The three finalists appeared with the WSO in the Final Competition Concert on Friday, April 4th, 2014 and each gave a fabulous solo performace! Congratulations to each of them!

wmcm_comp1Left to Right : Kathryn Young, WMC President, Carol Gamby WMC MCLellan Competition Chair, 3rd place Winner – Tony Zhou, 1st place Winner – Joshua Peters, 2nd place Winner – Sarah Kirsch, Adjudicators – John Greer, James Manishen, Jasper Wood, and Jury Chair – Holly Harris.

wmcm_comp2Joshua Peters – first place winner.

wmcm_comp3Sarah Kirsch – second place winner.

wmcm_comp4Tony Zhou – third place winner.