Sunday, November 20, 2011

Piano Master Class with Lilya Zilberstein

Lilya Ziberstein conducted a master class for our advanced piano students on Wed Nov 16, 2011. Lilya Ziberstein performs all over the world. This year, she went to Taiwan, China, the United States, and Europe. She performs duo with world famous pianist, Martha Argerich, and she judges many major international piano competitions. She teaches in Germany. As a piano professor, and she holds master classes all the time, and they have great reputations. She has made many recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. She performed with the VSO about 2 years ago at Orpheum Theatre where she performed Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 3. This year, in November, she was invited by the Vancouver Chopin Society perform a piano solo recital on Nov 18, performing Chopin and Beethoven's works.

Due to the time limit, Ms. Zilberstein could only work with 3 students. After an audition on Oct 29, 3 advanced level students were selected to work with her.

Fee: Free for BCRMTA Vancouver Branch members; $10 at the door for non-members

Piano Masterclass with Lilya Zilberstein
  • Date: Wednesday November 16, 2011
  • Time: 10:00am to noon
  • Where: Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music, 843 Seymour Street, Vancouver , BC
  • Level: Advanced, ARCT or above 


Fraser Jang-Milligan       Sonata Op. 31 No. 2 1st mvt. by Beethoven 
Katarina Simic     10 pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 (no. 2, 3, 4 and 8) by Prokofiev 
Austin Tsai       Paganini Etude No. 6 by Liszt

Monday, November 7, 2011

Workshop on Learning Differences between Boys and Girls

Vancouver Registered Music Teachers and the Student Teachers' Auxiliary hosted together for a very special presentation given by the highly respected educator, BRUCE IVANY. Mr. Ivany has worked as an educator for 36 years teaching Grade 4-12, as an elementary and secondary counsellor, elementary vice principal and principal, Junior High principal and, for 11 years, as superintendent for the Abbotsford School District. He is a certified trainer with the Gurian Institute, a research centre which studies bio-neurological differences between boys' and girls' brains and how these differences impact how they learn. Mr. Ivany has conducted over 75 sessions for schools, districts and parents on the topic of how boys and girls learn differently. On November 6 Mr. Ivany addressed the RMT on the differences between boys' and girls' learning styles and will relate this to music instruction in particular.  This event was free to all BCRMTA Vancouver Branch members and STA members, $10 for non-members.

DATE: Sunday, November 6
TIME: 2:00pm-4:00pm
PLACE: Vancouver Masonic Centre room #112, 1495 West 8th Avenue Vancouver, BC

This event is partially sponsored by the Piano Teachers' Federation.