Barrie Concerts & Georgian Music


May 18, 2024, 7:30pm - Hiway Church


Evelyn Liang

Evelyn Liang

Evelyn Liang is 19 years old and holds an LRCM in piano performance with First Class Honours. She is currently in her third year Bachelor’s Degree at the Glenn Gould School with full scholarship, studying with Dean James Anagnoson and pianist Li Wang. Evelyn started playing piano at age of four. Upon moving to Canada in 2013, she began lessons with Cheryl Graham. In 2016 Evelyn completed RCM Grade 10 piano, receiving First Class Honours with Distinction with 94%.

Evelyn had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall, New York at the age of 13. Over the years she has been a consistent prize winner in the OMFA and ORMTA Provincial Finals from RCM level nine through ARCT. Further piano studies were taken with Dr. Michael Esch. Evelyn had the opportunity to participate at the renowned Orford Music Academy program in the class of John Perry. She has performed in master classes for several important artists including Michael Berkovsky, Anya Alexeyev and Jamie Parker.

Evelyn has enjoyed considerable success in both the competition and recital formats. She has performed several recitals under the auspices of the Barrie Concert Association, as well as for various ORMTA events, galas and functions. Evelyn enjoys composition and is gifted with skills of improvisation at the keyboard. She is passionate about music and is continuing further studies at the Glenn Gould School.

Jonathan Alter

Jonathan Alter

Jonathan Alter, 18, has achieved significant success at the local, national, and international level. He was awarded First Prize and the Judges Distinction Award by the American Protege International Piano Competition in New York, returning by invitation to perform at their Summer Gala at the historic Isaac Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall. Later that year, Jonathan was invited to play at the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens after winning the Muse International Music Competition. He performed for Steinway and Sons at the Toronto Auto Show and at Gala concerts for the CCC Piano and Strings Competition and North Music Festival. He recently played at the Royal Occasion, honouring James Temerty, Eugene Levy, and Jackie Richardson’s contribution to the arts. Jonathan made his orchestral debut with the North York Concert Orchestra in December 2022, performing Mozart’s 20th piano concerto under the baton of Maestro Rafael Luz. Jonathan attended the 2023 Vivace International Music Festival in Wilmington and Orford Musique in Quebec.

Jonathan is currently a 1st year at the Glenn Gould School in the studio of John O’Conor while also on the Piano Faculty at the Berkovsky-Solomon Academy of Music. He is a recent graduate from the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists, where he studied piano with Drs. Michael Berkovsky, Jeanie Chung, and Benjamin Smith. He is also a graduate of the Claude Watson Arts Program at Earl Haig. Jonathan has performed in many masterclasses for distinguished artists, such as Alexander Kobrin, John Perry, Robert Shannon, Haewon Song, Marina Lomazov, James Anagnoson, Anya Alexeyev, Duo Turgeon, and many others. Jonathan is also interested in conducting and is currently the apprentice conductor of Toronto's Exultate Chamber Singers while also conducting a student orchestra he created made up of students at the Glenn Gould School and The University of Toronto.

Elijah Orlenko

Elijah Orlenko

Elijah Orlenko, age 18, was born in Vancouver, BC. He is currently a senior piano student at The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists and is studying with Michael Berkovsky. Elijah won the Second Prize and the Best Bach Award at the Los Angeles Young Musician International Piano Competition in 2016. In 2018, he made his debut at Koerner Hall with the ACO under the baton of Maestro IvarsTaurins. That year he also became a second place winner at the National Music Festival in Sackville, NB. In 2019, Elijah participated in the Peregrinos Musicales Festival where he played with the Philharmonic of Galicia under the baton of Maestro MaximinoZumalave in the Auditorium of Galicia. Elijah played with Orchestra Toronto under the baton of Maestro Michael Newnham and with the Etobicoke Philharmonic under the baton of Matthew Jones. Elijah has won prizes in the Kiwanis Music Festival, the CCC Festival, the International Music Festival and Competition and he received the Founder’s Award in the North York Music Festival. He has taken classes from Paul Schenly, Pavel Nersessian, Andre Laplante, Ilona Timchenko, Dianne Werner, Li Wang, James Anagnoson, Edward Wolanin, Sergey Schepkin, Dmitry Rachmanov, Paul Komen, Igor Roma, John Perry, David Louis, Anton Nel and Robert Mcdonald. In Vancouver, Elijah studied with Ian Parker.

In his free time, Elijah enjoys riding his bike and running outside.

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VENUE: Hiway Church,
50 Anne Street North (MAP)
TIME: Saturdays 7:30pm


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Fabulous Nurhan Arman conducting Sinfonia Toronto featuring Ukrainian Canadian Pianist Dmitri Levkovich and Mario Carbotta (Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto, Dvorak. Rachmaninoff)


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Showcasing the skills of young Canadian pianists on the cusp of fame. Featuring Evelyn Liang, Jonathan Alter, and Elijah Orlenko.

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VENUE: Bethel Community Church,
128 St. Vincent Street (MAPS TO VENUES )
TIME: Sundays 2:30pm

piano trio

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Trio with violinist Andrew Sords, cellist Joe Johnson, and pianist Cheryl Duvall playing Clara Schumann’s G Minor PianoTrio and Shostakovich


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And So It Goes … a Music Theatre Song Cabaret

World famous baritone Brett Polegato and pianist Robert Kortgaard present Sigmund Romberg, Cole Porter


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Rocking Ladom Ensemble showcase an assortment of Classical Folk Music


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Beethoven Rebooted

Canadian cello duo VC2 playing a variety of amazing classical and contemporary pieces


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Barrie Concerts & Georgian Music
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