Rico Golden Reed Award

Rico : The World’s Most Popular Reeds

Since 1928, Rico reeds have been The World’s Most Popular Reeds. From the start, Rico has been an unwavering innovator, with products that have become virtually synonymous with quality, consistency, and remarkable precision.

Rico will provide two $500.00 cash scholarships to the most outstanding performers on reed instruments at the festival. In most cases, one will go to a clarinetist, the other to a saxophonist. The cash awards will be presented following the festival and must be used before December 31 by individuals meeting the criteria as set out by the Board of Directors. The decision of the festival will be final in all cases.

For more information about Rico reeds, visit www.ricoreeds.com.

 

Rico Golden Reed Award

2018 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • David Lu (Kleinburg, ON)

2017 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Samuel Chen (Markham, ON)
  • Jacob Chung (Toronto, ON)

2014 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Chrysta Wallin (SURREY, BC)

2013 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Virginia Frigault-MacDonald (ETOBICOKE, ON)

2012 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Seok Hee Jang (NEW WESTMINSTER, BC)

2011 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Liam Masil-Mitro (TORONTO, ON)

2010 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Nicholas Kerr-Barr (COWANSVILLE, QC)

2009 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Beverly Wang (NORTH YORK, ON)

2008 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Afendi Yusuf (WATERLOO, ON)

Rico Golden Reed Award – Saxophone

2016 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • David Hodgson (NORTH VANCOUVER, BC)

2015 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Richard Hardy (OTTAWA, ON)

2014 AWARD RECIPIENT

2013 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Emily Steinwall (TORONTO, ON)

2012 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Ashley Kurkjian (NEPEAN, ON)

2011 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Seok Hee Jang (NEW WESTMINSTER, BC)

2010 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Samantha Etchegary (ST. JOHN'S, NL)

2009 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Matthew Woroshyl (MISSISSAUGA, ON)

2008 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Kelsey Hepples (NANOOSE BAY, BC)

 

Previous Rico Golden Reed Awards

2015 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Richard Hardy (Basson)
    (Ottawa, ON)
  • Peter Wowk (Saxophone, Tenor)
    (Campbellford, ON)

2014 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Chrysta Wallin (Basson)
    (Surrey, BC)
  • Brandon Tse (Saxophone, Tenor)
    (Toronto, ON)

2013 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Virginia Frigault-MacDonald (Clarinet Bb)
    (Etobicoke, ON)
  • Emily Steinwall (Saxophone, Tenor)
    (Toronto, ON)

2012 AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Seok Hee Jang (clarinet)
    New Westminster Secondary School (New Westminster, BC)
  • Ashley Kurkjian (saxophone)
    John McCrae Secondary School (Napean, ON)

2011 AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Liam Masil-Mitro (alto saxophonist)
    Forest Hill Collegiate Institute (Toronto, ON)
  • Seok Hee Jang (clarinet)
    New Westminster Secondary School (New Westminster, BC)

2010 AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Samantha Etchegary (alto saxophonist)
    St. Bonaventure’s College (St. John’s, NL)
  • Nicholas Kerr-Barr (clarinet)
    École Secondaire Massey-Vanier (Cowansville, QC)

2009 AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Beverly Wang (clarinet)
    Earl Haig/Claude Watson Secondary School (North York, ON)
  • Matt Woroshyl (alto saxophonist)
    Cawthra Park Secondary School (Mississauga, ON)

2008 AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Yusef Afendi (clarinet)
    Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (Kitchener/Waterloo, ON)
  • Kelsey Hepples (baritone saxophonist)
    Wellington Secondary School (Nanaimo, BC)

2007 AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Patrick Courtin (clarinet)
    (Nanaimo, BC)
  • Erin George (Eb clarinet)
    (Lethbridge, AB)

2006 AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Christine Cormier (clarinet)
    (Montreal, QC)
  • Colin MacLeod (saxophone)
    (High River, AB)

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