Another great year for Kootenay Festival of the Arts

The 2016 Kootenay Festival of the Arts in Nelson was a huge success.

Provincial nominees from the Kootenay Festival of the Arts include from left Tibo Kölmel (Intermediate Strings)

The 2016 Kootenay Festival of the Arts in Nelson was a huge success. Over 400 talented young performers from Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Rossland, Grand Forks, New Denver and as far away as Kamloops and Washington state were adjudicated in their respected disciplines.

The second Highlight Concert held at the Capitol Theatre April 16, featured performers in strings, woodwinds, piano, choral, speech arts and voice. Awards were given and performers chosen by adjudicators were nominated to represent the Kootenays at the provincials hosted by Performing Arts BC, the association of 34 regional festivals that each year hosts the provincial finals in the artistic disciplines of music, voice, dance, and speech arts.

The mandate of Performing Arts BC is to educate, inspire, and stimulate young performers to recognize, develop, and encourage emerging professional talent; and to cultivate a life-long passion for the arts.

Performing Arts BC is a unique event in the artistic world and affords emerging young performers of this province the opportunity to study and mentor with outstanding professionals in a nurturing environment. The festival has opened doors to the broader artistic community for thousands of talented young individuals and has enabled a great many of them to achieve their goals of a performing career in dance, music, and theatre.

The festival brings together emerging young artists for a week of workshops, performances, seminars, and master classes with some of North America’s finest adjudicators, and is the largest event of its kind in Canada.

The provincial finals are held in a different host city each year and this year will be held in Fort St. John from May 31 to June 5.

Kootenay Festival of the Arts award winners

Nominated to compete at the provincials

Junior A Piano: Suki Simington

Junior B Strings: Fiona Burkholder

Intermediate Strings: Tibo Kölmel

Intermediate Classical Guitar: Rebecca Xie

Junior Classical Voice: Brian Chan

Intermediate Classical Voice: Maggie Chan

Senior Classical Voice: Emma Chart

Junior Musical Theatre: Max Thomson

Intermediate Musical Theatre: Sebastian Bodine

Nominated to attend as alternates

Intermediate Strings: Emmi Matern

Intermediate Classical Voice: Adrian Palek

Junior Musical Theatre: Isabel McAleer,

Intermediate Musical Theatre: Reece Boulanger

Nominated as Observers

Piano: Jaydn Stallings, Simon Kramar

Strings: Shenoa Stoltz, Sakura Azzopardi, Tamius Elder

Classical Voice: Jennifer Walsh

 

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