Ianni Scholarship Music Competition

Music students who competed in the 2016 Ianni Scholarship CompetitionMusic students who competed in the 2016 Ianni Scholarship Competition
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 14:30

Sunday, January 15, 2:30 pm

Ianni Scholarship Competition

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.

This special concert features solo performances by top student musicians competing for the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Music Performance.
The original Canadian Idol!  Scroll down to learn about this year's competitors and their repertoire for this recital.


Adults/Seniors $15 ; Students (with ID) $5. Tickets are available for cash purchase at the door.


Ianni Scholarship Competition 2017


Jazz/Pop Voice

Jazz/Pop Vocalist Lilly Lorkontzelos is a first year Music studentLilly Korkontzelos, vocalist
Lilly Korkontzelos is in her first year of studies at the University of Windsor and is a jazz/pop voice major. Prior to beginning her post-secondary education Lilly was involved in the ARTS vocal program at Alexander Mackenzie high school where she focused on both vocal performance and choral direction, ultimately resulting in her leadership of the school’s jazz choir. She was also involved with and eventually employed by the Etobicoke Jazz Band as a vocalist. Lilly has had training in several genres of music, including classical and musical theatre, but finds that her love of jazz always seems to prevail. Lilly is currently an intern at Polaris Recording Studio and one day hopes to pursue a career in music production.
How High the Moon/Ornithology –      Morgan Lewis (1906-1968) and Nancy Hamilton (1905-1985)/Charlie Parker (1920-1955) and Benny Harris (1919-1975)
All or Nothing at All –       Jack Lawrence (1912-2009) and Arthur Altman (1910-1994)
Collaborative Musicians: Andrew Adoranti, Noah Renaud, Nick Baddeley

Saxophonist, Sebastian BachmeierJazz/Pop Instrumental

Sebastian Bachmeier, alto saxophone
Sebastian Bachmeier is a young saxophonist from Windsor, Ontario who studies jazz performance at the University of Windsor. He is in his third year, but has already made a name for himself in the local music scene performing both solo, and with his jazz band, the Coffee House Combo. The Combo has played for all types of events in Windsor, from running a weekly jam session in a local bar to playing for weddings and corporate events.  
Sebastian also has a successful solo career, performing regularly in pit orchestras, as a solo artist, and most recently took up the position of Music Director with Arts Collective Theatre for their Christmas variety show. He has subbed for local pop and soul groups, and in his first year of university he won the University of Windsor concerto competition and had the opportunity of performing as a soloist with a full orchestra.  
In the coming years, Sebastian plans to expand his horizons in the musical world by performing outside Windsor, and is currently planning his graduation recital for next year.
A Night in Tunisia        by Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)
Satisfaction                  by Sebastian Bachmeier
Collaborative musicians:  Coffee House Combo


Classical Voice

Soprano, Celina BechardCelina Bechard, soprano
Celina Bechard is a fourth year BMus voice student at the university, studying with Ms. Lesley Andrew. A native of Pain Court, Celina began her vocal career competing in Chatham-Kent’s Kiwanis Music Festival in 2011, where she received two festival awards and a provincial recommendation in 2013. She has since then sang in many of the university’s choral productions as a soloist and has participated in masterclasses with renowned professional vocalists and pedagogues. Celina plans on studying voice at the Masters level after graduating and desires a career in professional vocal performance and in private studio pedagogy. Celina is honoured and thrilled to have been nominated to compete for the Ianni Scholarship and wishes to thank her family, mentors, and friends for their unending support and love. 
Into The Night - Clara Edwards (1880 - 1974)
Du bist wie eine Blume - Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Collaborative pianist - Yvonne Marie Quinn
Mezzo-soprano, Angelica Sciacca is last year's Ianni Scholarship winner!Angelica Sciacca, mezzo-soprano
Angelica Sciacca is currently in her fourth year of the Bachelor of Music Voice degree, studying with Ms. Lesley Andrew. An alum of Walkerville’s Creative Centre for the Arts at Walkerville Collegiate Institute, Ms. Sciacca has been very fortunate to study enriched music and dramatic arts preceding her studies at the university. 
Upon high school graduation, she received the 2013 WCCA Award for Excellence in Vocal, and has won multiple Windsor-Essex Kiwanis Music Festival awards over the past five years, including in 2016 the Inmont Canada Limited Trophy, the Rogers Memorial Senior French Art Song Award, and Theresa Levesque Memoriam Sacred Solo Senior/Oratorio Award.
Ms. Sciacca plans on remaining a fifth year at the University to complete her studies in Music and plans to attain a minor in Women and Gender Studies. 
Having received the Ianni Memorial Scholarship last January, she is doubly honoured to be competing once again in the competition, and would like to thank her teachers, mentors, colleagues, and especially her family for all of their love and support!
Sechs Deutche Lieder für eine Singstimme, Klarinetter und Piano, Op. 103 - L. Spohr (1784 - 1859)
1. Sei still mein Herz
4. Wiegenlied
6. Wach auf
Collaborative musicians:
Emilian Cailean, clarinet
Yvonne Marie Quinn, piano


Clarinetist Emilian Cailean is a 4th year Bachelor of Music studentEmilian Cailean, clarinet
Emilian is a fourth year Bachelor of Music student at the School of Creative Arts. He is a Walkerville WCCA alumni and student of Mr. Trevor Pittman. Emilian has been a part of a variety of ensembles including the University Wind Ensemble, WCCA (Walkerville Clarinet Quartet), and Parkwood Productions (Parkwood Musical). Emilian is heavily involved in music technologies and has been very fortunate to receive numerous publishing deals for TV/Film. He intends on becoming an instrumental character in music technology pedagogy.
Sechs deutches Lieder für eine Singstemme, Klarinetter und Klavier, Op. 103 - L. Spohr (1784 - 1859)
    1. Sei still mein Herz
    4. Wiegenlied
    6. Wach auf
Collaborative musicians:
Angelica Sciacca, mezzo-soprano
Yvonne Marie Quinn, piano


Trumpet major Preston Leschnya is a 4th year Bachelor of Music studentPreston Leschyna, trumpet
Preston Leschyna is a fourth year Bachelor of Music student at the University of Windsor. Preston began learning the trumpet in grade 7 music class. In grade 9, Preston began playing trumpet with the Windsor Optimist Youth Band, performing in many parades in both Canada and the United States; he continued to learn and perform with them for another 6 years.
After arriving at University, Preston began to play with the University Wind Ensemble, and began taking lessons with Mr. Ross Turner in the winter semester of 2014. Preston is thankful for all of the guidance and inspiration that he has received from his time studying with Mr. Turner. After finishing his degree at the University of Windsor, Preston hopes to get into the Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto and achieve his Artist’s Diploma. Preston has performed with the Band of the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, and the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra. Preston would like to pursue the trumpet as a professional career in the future.
Arutunian Trumpet Concerto --  Alexander Arutunian (1920 – 2012)
    Andante – Allegro Energico Meno Mosso
Collaborative Pianist:   Jocelyn Putnam
Tubist, Henry BreitkopfHenry Breitkopf, tuba
Henry has been involved with music making since grade 6. Starting on trombone, he switched to tuba in high school. He has had a colourful musical career which includes playing in marching bands, jazz bands, combos, chamber groups, and wind ensembles. After completing his studies at the University of Windsor, he intends to pursue a career in either music education or performance. 
Andante and Rondo from Concerto for Double Bass - Antonio Capuzzi (1755-1818) Arr. Philip Catelinet
Accompanied by Travis Scott


Pianist Logan AdlamLogan Adlam, piano
Logan Adlam is a third-year University of Windsor student in the Honours Bachelor of Music degree studying classical piano. Mr. Adlam is currently being instructed by Dr. Philip Adamson, previously by Mr. Ben Goldstein, and has been playing piano since he was fifteen years of age. Mr. Adlam enjoys playing diverse styles of music, including composers ranging from Bach to Schoenberg, but enjoys and specializes in 20th century music. After completing his undergrad degree, Mr. Adlam plans to further pursue piano studies at the graduate level.
Drei Klavierstucke, Op. 11 (1909)      Arnold Schoenberg (1874 – 1951)
Pianist Mary-Valene Daniel is a 4th year Bachelor of Music majorMary-Valene Daniel, piano
Mary-Valene Daniel was born in Dubai and raised in Toronto, Ontario. A student of diverse musical background, she immersed herself in studies of piano, voice, and flute. In September, 2013, Mary-Valene decided to pursue intense piano study with Dr. E. Gregory Butler, where she went on to becoming a scholarship winner at the Windsor Kiwanis Music Festival. She is currently a fourth year Honours BMus scholarship student at the University of Windsor.
She teaches piano privately in Windsor, Ontario where she now resides with her husband and two children. Mary-Valene was honoured to make her debut with the Windsor Symphony, performing The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns under Maestro Robert Franz in October 2016.
Sonata in C Major, Hob XVI:50 -- Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)


Classical guitarist, Daniel Turner is a 4th year Bachelor of Music studentDaniel Turner, guitar
Daniel is a classical guitarist currently studying with Steven Dearing at the University of Windsor. He is in his fourth year. Daniel has won and placed in several guitar competitions including the 2016 Kiwanis Provincials, the Baldwin University International Guitar Competition, and the 2015 University of Windsor Concerto Competition. As a result of winning last year's concerto contest, he had the opportunity to perform with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra last February. Daniel also regularly performs at weddings and events throughout the city, and teaches private guitar lessons.
Gran Sonata Eroica - Mauro Giuliani (1781 - 1829)

Information for ticket buyers:

The Heritage Auditorium is located inside Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
Assumption Hall is located at 400 Huron Church Rd., between University Avenue and Wyandotte St. W., on the west side of the University of Windsor campus. The only door to the building that is accessible is located on the north side of the building, closest to the CAW Student Centre. It is identifiable by the lighter colour brick than the rest of the building.  This entrance has both steps and a ramp, making it handicap accessible.
Parking: street parking is free after 6:00 pm Mondays thru Saturdays and all day on Sunday; there is a pay and display lot located immediately south of Assumption Hall off Huron Church Rd.; and Assumption Church’s paid parking lot is accessible off University Ave.


Susan McKee