Our seven-year-old student, Lorris Qin, has won the First Place Trophy at International Competition and Performing Arts Festival “Stars of Albion” in London, UK. This competition showcased talented performers from over 14 countries, including Great Britain, Russia, Bulgaria, Malta, Latvia, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine, Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Germany. Congratulations to Lorris, her teacher and her parents on this amazing accomplishment!
Amadeus Music Academy director, Nick Sergienko, has been invited to be an adjudicator and Canadian representative at the 5th annual International Competition and Performing Arts Festival “Stars of Albion”, hosted in London, UK. This event showcases young extraordinary talented musicians and dancers from across the world, organized and promoted by Musica Nova, the International Academy of Music – a unique bilingual establishment in the UK that combines the best of British and Russian principles of teaching. The panel of judges for the instrumental department also included George Harliono (UK), Natalya Varkentina (Latvia) and Melanie Spanswick (UK).
Another year, and another reason to celebrate our students’ vast accomplishments. Amadeus Music Academy held its annual summer concert at the Key Meek Theatre this year, providing students with the opportunity to showcase their skills and hard work on an authentic, artistic stage. With over 50 performers and 180 supporters in the audience, this was the largest summer concert to date! After a variety of pieces from composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Bach, and various jazz and contemporary music, all students were presented achievement certificates for the completion of their relevant courses, and the evening came to a close with tea, cake, and chocolate foundation ceremony in the lobby.
Expanding and growing in the community, Amadeus Music Academy moved to a brand new space in the heart of West Vancouver this week. With piano classrooms, theory room, waiting area, trophy wall and a large showroom of pianos, this was the perfect way to start off a new school year and celebrate a milestone. AMA Director Nick Sergienko introduced the new school with a traditional ribbon-cutting opening ceremony, inviting students, parents, local businesses and the West Vancouver neighborhood to the scene. Attendees had the opportunity to explore the building, play on prestigious pianos, meet fellow peers and teachers, and mingle with guests. An assortment of refreshments were served on the patio for everyone to enjoy.
Amadeus Music Academy’s best students played their piano arrangements alongside the Lions Gate Symphony Orchestra and other students from the Registered Piano Teacher Association. Canadian-American conductor, Clyde Mitchell, made incredible arrangements of Royal Conservatory program pieces for the orchestra. The event was incredibly successful, with a standing ovation from the audience. For more pictures and videos, please visit our gallery.
Four students from Nick Sergienko’s piano class were selected to participate in the master class of Ian Parker at Kay Meek Theatre in West Vancouver. Magnetic, easy-going and delightfully articulate, Parker shared his interpretation of Royal Conservatory program pieces by Tchaikovsky, Teleman, Kabalevsky, Berlin, Grechaninov and other composers. His master class was very helpful, educational and emotional, preparing our students for a better performance with the Lions Gate Symphony Orchestra later that month.
This June, Amadeus Music Academy officially celebrated its 10th anniversary. To commemorate this fantastic occasion, the entire school (including parents and friends) in attendance of the annual summer concert were invited to sing the traditional “Happy Birthday” song, in accompaniment by AMA Director Nick Sergienko and student violin players. A large cake was brought out and Amadeus students collectively blew out the candles. Speeches by parents and guests and a group photo concluded the evening. Students were presented with Amadeus-inspired gifts and joined by their relatives and friends at a reception to enjoy cake, beverages, and the highly-anticipated annual chocolate fountain.
This year’s annual summer concert was held at a very special venue: Showcase Piano Fazioli in Richmond. Students from all classes performed their much-rehearsed Royal Conservatory program pieces in front of an audience of parents and friends. Students had the opportunity to play on the incredible Fazioli grand piano. The concert concluded with certificates awarded by Director of AMA, Nick Sergienko, and traditional ‘tea ceremony’ for the students and parents to enjoy.
Amadeus Music Academy hosts their annual summer concert, showcasing the student’s talents and deserved success over the course of the school year. Parents and friends are invited to support in the audience, as well as fellow pupils. The concert was held at North Lonsdale United Church in North Vancouver. Students played one piece each from the Royal Conservatory program, with varying levels (preparatory grade up to Grade 10). The event concluded as students were awarded with certificates and joined by their parents at a reception with an assortment of teas and a chocolate fountain.