Trumpeter Matthew LepainTrumpeter Matthew Lepain is one of seven music students who will compete Sunday for the Ianni scholarship in performance.

Students to test musical skills in performance


The top music students in the December juries will display their talents in solo recital Sunday, January 14, to contest for the $500 Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Music Performance.

The Ianni Scholarship Competition honours the memory of the late UWindsor president and will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Freedom Way building’s Multimedia Studio.

Competitors include:

  • classical vocalist Jacob Flynn, who sings bass and will perform “Arm Ye Brave” from Judas Maccabeus by G.F. Handel, accompanied by pianist Anna Zaidman;
  • Lilly Korkontzelosjazz-pop vocalist Lilly Korkontzelos (pictured at right), who will sing the standards “Midnight Sun” by Lionel Hampton and Sonny Burke and “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” by Louis Jordan and Billy Austin, accompanied by pianist Andrew Adoranti, bassist Noah Renaud, and percussionist Nick Baddeley;
  • saxophonist Sebastian Bachmeier, who will perform his own arrangement of Frank Loesser’s “Guys and Dolls” and “Strasbourg/St. Denis” by Roy Hargrove, accompanied by trumpeters Austin Di Pietro and Matthew Lepain, saxophonist Caterina Augimeri, pianist Andrew Adoranti, bassist Marko Rozic, and drummer Nick Baddeley;
  • clarinetist Emilian Cailean, who will perform the “Alla polacca” movement from Clarinet concerto No. 2 in E flat by Carl Maria von Weber, accompanied by pianist Lorna Cameron-Price;
  • trumpeter Matthew Lepain, who will perform the fist movement, “Allegro moderato,” from Halsey Stevens’ Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, accompanied by pianist Connor Hasegawa;
  • pianist Konrad Jarecki, who will perform “Les Collines d’Anacapri” by Claude Debussy; and
  • guitarist Daniel Turner, who will perform the Prelude in E major, BWV 1006 by J.S. Bach.

The recital is open to the public; admission is $15, with a student price of $5. Order tickets online or pay in cash at the door. Find more information, include repertoire and brief biographies of each competitor on the event website.