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Festival Information
The Quinte Rotary Music Festival Committee extends a warm welcome to the participants of our Annual Music Festival, their families and friends.

Since the festival's inception in 1968, we have had the privilege of welcoming over 20,000 talented musicians to this competition, some of whom have made music their careers. The talent in the Quinte area is exceptional and we take pride in playing an important part by offering this opportunity to the musicians.


2012 Major Awards

 

Award Description Recipient
Vera Anderson Scholarship: This $2,500 scholarship is given annually by Michael and Ann Anderson in honour of Michael's late mother, Vera Anderson, an accomplished pianist and advocate for music in the family and in the community. The purpose of the scholarship is to help defray the costs of post-secondary music education. See Syllabus for complete details
Ann Anderson presents to
Audrey Kao 2012
Rotary Voice Award:This $1,000 annual award will be given to the Voice student, age 16 and over, who has entered at least three classes and has the highest average marks in the Festival over the week. See Syllabus for complete details
Rotarian Michael Summers presents to
Sheridan McCue 2012

Rotary Instrumental - Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion and Strings: This $1,000 annual award will be given to the instrumental student, age 16 and over, who has entered at least three classes and has the highest average marks in the Festival over the week. See Syllabus for complete details

Violinist Sarah Velasco 2012
(Photo courtesy of Lola Reid Allin)

Benjamin Blowes Memorial Award: This $500 award is given annually from donations made to the "Benjamin Blowes Memorial Music Trust" and is presented by his parents to a student, 18 years and under, for the best guitar performance of any style or genre. See Syllabus for complete details

Father of Benjamin Blowes presents to
Haris Imsirovic 2012

Rose Bowl Competition Award: This $500 award is provided by the Rotary Music Festival for Voice - Male and Female. Open to invited competitors at the annual Friday Night Trophy Competition. See Syllabus for complete details

Vocalist Carrie Freestone 2012
(Photo courtesy of Lola Reid Allin)

Silver Tray Competition Award:This $500 award is provided by the Rotary Music Festival for Piano - Male and Female. Open to invited competitors at the annual Friday Night Trophy Competition. See Syllabus for complete details

Platinum Sponsors Ken and Janet Harnden present to
Christy Groot Nibbelink 2012
(Photo courtesy of Lola Reid Allin)

 
Silver Strings Competition Award:This $500 award is generously sponsored by Dr. Alban Goddard-Hill, a Belleville family physician who has a particular interest in orchestral strings. Open to invited competitors at the annual Friday Night Trophy Competition. See Syllabus for complete details

Dr. Alban Goddard-Hill presents to
Tabitha Savic Harpist 2012

Tabitha was also awarded the Joe Demeza Prize for the best performance in the Silver Trophy Competition
(Photo courtesy of Lola Reid Allin)
Silver Pitcher Competition Award:This $500 award is provided by the Rotary Music Festival for Woodwinds and Brass - Male and Female. Open to invited competitors at the annual Friday Night Trophy Competition. See Syllabus for complete details

not awarded in 2012

Dr. Richard Tie Award: Dr. Richard Tie, a retired optometrist, is a member of the Belleville Rotary Club, and also serves on the Music Festival Committee.

This cash award of $200.00 will be given to a promising student for "Best Vocal Performance” of nay style or genre, as selected by the Voice Adjudicator.




To be awarded
for the first time in 2013