Ianni Performance Scholarship Competition

2017 Ianni Memorial Music Performance Scholarship competitors2017 Ianni Memorial Music Performance Scholarship competitors
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 14:30


Sunday, January 14, 2:30 pm

The Ron Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Music Performance Competition

Multimedia Studio, Freedom Way building, 37 University Ave., East


Jacob Flynn is a 4th year Bachelor of Music majorClassical Voice:
Jake Flynn, bass
Arm Ye Brave, from Judas Maccabeus by G.F. Handel (1685-1759)
Accompanist: Anna Zaidman
Jacob Flynn has been studying music for approximately 12 years. He is currently a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Music program at the University of Windsor. His main instrument of study is voice. Additionally, he has a background in piano, as well as several brass and woodwind instruments. Jacob has sung in a variety of vocal genres, both classical and contemporary. He has also sung in many vocal contexts, including operas, choir festivals, and musical productions. This is thanks to his affiliation with multiple vocal groups, including the University of Windsor Chamber Choir and Singers, as well as Abridged Opera. The latter group produced a performance of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel this year, in which Jacob portrayed the role of the father.
Voice studio of Dr. Jennifer Swanson
Lilly Korkontzelos is a 2nd year jazz/pop voice majorJazz/Pop Voice:
Lilly Korkontzelos, vocalist
The Midnight Sun – Lionel Hampton (1908-2002), Sonny Burke (1914-1980)
Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby – Louis Jordan (1908-1975), Billy Austin (1896-1964)
Collaborative Musicians: Andrew Adoranti, piano; Noah Renaud, bass; Nick Baddeley, percussion
Lilly Korkontzelos is in her second 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. She has been fortunate to experience great opportunities both within the School of Creative Arts as well as in the larger musical community. Lilly has recently found passions in both the practical and academic aspects of music and looks forward to forging new opportunities in the near future.
Jazz/Pop Voice studio of Ms. Shahida Nurullah
Saxophonist Sebastian Bachmeier is a 4th year Music major and the winner of the 2017 Ianni Scholarship CompetitionJazz/Pop Instrument:
Sebastian Bachmeier, saxophone
Guys and Dolls – Frank Loesser (1910-1969)
                             Arr. Sebastian Bachmeier (b. 1996)
Strasbourg/St. Denis – Roy Hargrove (b. 1969)
Collaborative Musicians: Austin Di Pietro – trumpet, Matthew Lepain – trumpet, Caterina Augimeri – tenor saxophone, Andrew Adoranti – piano, Marko Rozic – bass, Nick Baddeley – drums.
Sebastian Bachmeier is a saxophonist and arranger from Windsor, Ontario who studies jazz performance at the University of Windsor. He is in his fourth 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 performs regularly in pit orchestras, as a solo artist, and most recently took up the position of Music Director with Arts Collective Theatre for their 2018 production of Dreamgirls as well as their Christmas variety show and big band concert – for both of which he wrote a number of original arrangements. He has performed with such artists as Windsor-born flautist Alexander Zonjic, 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. 
Saxophone studio of Mr. Jeffrey Price
Clarinetist Emilian CaileanWoodwinds:
Emilian Cailean, clarinet
Clarinet concerto No. 2 in E flat         Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
    III.Alla polacca
Collaborative pianist, Lorna Cameron-Price
Emilian Cailean is a fifth year Bachelor of Music student at the University of Windsor. He is a Walkerville WCCA alumni and student of Mr. Trevor Pittman. Emilian has been a part of a variety of ensembles such as Wind Ensemble (University of Windsor), WCCA (Walkerville Clarinet Quartet), Parkwood Productions (Parkwood Musical). Emilian is heavily involved in music technologies and has been very fortunate to receive numerous publishing deals for TV/Film. Hi goal is to become an instrumental character in music technology pedagogy.
Clarinet studio of Mr. Trevor Pittman
Trumpeter Matthew LepainBrass:
Matt Lepain, trumpet
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano: - Halsey Stevens (1908 -1989)
    I. Allegro moderato
Collaborative pianist, Connor Hasegawa
Matthew Lepain is an aspiring trumpeter, music educator and conductor in the Windsor-Essex County area. He is currently studying Music at the University of Windsor to obtain a Bachelor of Music degree (Honours).  Matthew may be in an early stage of his career but he has already become well known in both the Classical and Jazz/Pop scene. He is an active soloist and performer with many local ensembles including his jazz combo “The Border City Quintet”, the University of Windsor Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band, Regimental Band of the Windsor Regiment, Band of the Ceremonial Guard, Arts Collective Theatre Pit Orchestra and many more. He also volunteers at local schools and music camps mentoring young ambitious musicians as well as touring schools promoting the performing arts. A diverse musician being a multi-instrumentalist with a background in all genres of music, he is an asset to every group he performs with. In addition, Matthew also holds the position of assistant conductor of the Essex Community Concert Band.  
Matthew is also an up-and-coming composer, music technologist, and multimedia artist. With his musical capabilities and background in Computer Science, he was granted a position as a research assistant for the Noiseborder Multimedia Performance Lab (NMPL). Matthew has passion for generative music and algorithmic composition. He recently finished his first generative system called “Project Scratch”, a max patch, which produces an ostinato to be manipulated in real time. After completing his undergraduate degree, Matthew plans to further his music education with a master’s degree in Music Technology. 
Trumpet studio of Mr. Ross Turner
Pianist Konrad JareckiClassical Piano:
Konrad Jarecki, piano
"Les Collines d'Anacapri" (Prelude 5) - Claude Debussy (1862-1918) 
Konrad Jarecki is a third year Bachelor of Music student at the University of Windsor, studying piano with Dr. Philip Adamson. Konrad has been studying music since the age of six and plays several other instruments including drums, and trombone.  He has played in churches and some small Polish venues in Windsor and competed at Kiwanis Music Festivals for the past 10 years. Konrad was awarded the Edward P. Wallman Memorial Trophy for romantic music (May 2016) and the Claude Champagne Canadian Composer Trophy (May 2017) in recent Windsor-Essex Kiwanis competitions. He has studied Baroque and Early classical music, but his favourite compositions were written from the Late Classical to 21st Century. Konrad is also a passionate composer.
Piano studio of Dr. Philip Adamson
Classical Guitarist Daniel TurnerGuitar:
Daniel Turner
Prelude in E major, BWV 1006 by J.S Bach (1685-1750)
Daniel Turner is a classical guitarist currently studying with Steven Dearing at the University of Windsor. He is in his fifth 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 the 2016 concerto competition, he had the opportunity to perform with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Daniel also regularly performs at weddings and events throughout the city, and teaches private guitar lessons.
Guitar studio of Mr. Steven Dearing


Tickets $15;  Students with ID $5

Tickets also available for cash purchase at the door.

For concert information please call (519) 253-3000 ext. 4213.


About the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Performance
The competitors for the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Performance were invited based on their outstanding grades in the December performance juries. The $500 annual award is open only to full-time students enrolled in a music degree program. This scholarship was established by Mina Grossman-Ianni and the School of Music in 2005 to honour the late president of the University of Windsor.
Jurors assess the finalists and the winner of the scholarship is announced at the conclusion of the concert.



Susan McKee