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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 Silver Trophy CompetitionThe Silver Trophy Competition is the final competitive event of the week-long music festival. Ordinarily, there are four trophies available and each is accompanied by a $500 cash award.

A maximum of three competitors in each of the four categories, selected by the adjudicators, are invited to enter the Silver Trophy Competition, which is held on the Friday evening of Festival week. Competitors must perform the piece in which they achieved the highest standing in competition and must have competed in senior classes as specified in the Syllabus and Program.

Each trophy may or may not be awarded in any given year, at the discretion of the panel of Adjudicators, and each is open to previous winners of the trophy, provided that the nominee did not win in the previous year. In 2012, there were three trophies awarded.

In addition to the four trophies, there is the Joe Demeza Prize. This was established in 1999 to honour the late Dr. Joe Demeza for his dedication and years of service to the Quinte Rotary Music Festival since its beginning in 1969. This prize is awarded to the competitor, chosen by the Adjudicators, who gives the single outstanding performance during the Friday Night Competitions. This award is in the amount of $150

Winners of Silver Trophy Competition, April 20, 2012
Winners of the Silver Trophy Competition, April 20, 2012
Rose Bowl Competition - Voice - Carrie Freestone
Silver Strings Competition - Strings - Tabitha Savic
Silver Tray Competition - Piano - Christy Groot Nibbelink
Joe Demeza Prize - Tabitha Savic

Photos graciously provided by Lola Reid Allin

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