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Anton Kuerti - Czerny: Sonates pour piano

Piano Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57: II. Andante con moto ma serioso

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The Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg Scholarship Recipient joined Simeon Rusnak in the 4 o'clock hour of the Diamond Lane! Watch it here! 


Described as “Prodigiously gifted, displaying an artistic sensibility well beyond his tender years” (Winnipeg Free Press), David Liam Roberts was recently awarded 1st place in the strings category as well as the Grand Award at the 2018 FCMF National Music Festival of Canada. Earlier in 2018, he was also awarded 2nd prize in the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg (WMC) McLellan Competition after a performance of Dvorak’s B minor Cello Concerto with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. The 18-year-old cellist has also been awarded prizes at the Canadian Music Competition, in addition to numerous scholarships and honors from local competitions in Winnipeg. David Liam began his cello studies at the age of three, and on his fourteenth birthday became one of the youngest winners of the Aikins Trophy Competition, the Winnipeg Music Festival’s highest instrumental honor. Last year, he was awarded the grand prize of the 2017 Virtuosi Concerts Young Artists Program Auditions, which culminated in his fourth appearance as a Young Artist in the series, opening for the Dover Quartet.

In the Fall of 2018, David Liam commenced studies with Hans Jørgen Jensen and Andrés Díaz at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, having been a student of Yuri Hooker in Winnipeg for eight years. During the summer of 2018, he was one of only two Canadian cellists participating in the international Morningside Music Bridge (MMB) festival in Warsaw, Poland. He has learned from many of the world’s foremost cello pedagogues, having attended the Meadowmount School of Music during the summer of 2016 and Morningside Music Bridge for four summers.

On Sunday, December 30th, David Liam (winner of the Berythe Birse Scholarship) performs in concert with the other Womens Musical Club of Winnipeg Scholarship winners. For more information, visit: