Young musicians from around the world are making last-minute preparations for the 2023 Vancouver International Music Competition. The Canada International Arts & Music Society will present the finals in piano, strings, and vocals on Saturday (October 7) and Sunday (October 8) at the Roy Barnett Recital Hall (6361 Memorial Road) and UBC Old Auditorium (6344 Memorial Road).
Events are free and open to the public. Passes are available on the UBC website. Both venues come under the umbrella of the UBC School of Music.
Here is the schedule for Saturday:
UBC Old Auditorium
- 9:00-9:30am Strings 8 and under
- 9:30-11:00am Strings 9-12
- 11:00am-1:00pm Strings 13-17
- 1:00-1:30pm Lunch Break
- 1:30-3:00pm Strings 18-35
- 3:00-4:00pm Voice 9-12
- 4:00-4:30pm Voice 13-17
- 4:30-5:30pm Voice 18-35
Roy Barnett Recital Hall
- 9:00am-12:30pm Piano 9-12
- 12:30-1:00pm Lunch Break
- 1:00-3:00pm Piano 8 and under
- 3:00-7:30pm Piano 13-17
On Sunday, the piano final for 18- to 35-year-olds will be at the Roy Barnett Recital Hall from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Vancouver International Music Competition gala concert is scheduled at 2 p.m. on Monday (October 9) at the Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton Street). It will feature the top three grand prize winners in the piano, strings, and voice categories, along with guest performers. Tickets are available at vtixonline.com.
Vancouver piano teacher Lynn (Yingying) Liu founded the competition in 2017. She is president of the Canada International Arts & Music Society, which became a registered charity in 2021.
“The preliminary round is judged by our committee of musicians,” Liu told Pancouver earlier this year. “The final round will be judged by our jury, who are invited on-site.”
For more information about the Vancouver International Music Competition, visit the website. The finals take place on Saturday (October 7) and Sunday (October 8) at the Roy Barnett Recital Hall (6361 Memorial Road) and UBC Old Auditorium (6344 Memorial Road). The gala will be held on Monday (October 9) at the Vancouver Playhouse. Follow Pancouver on Twitter @PancouverMedia.