Yamaha Passion & Performance Award

MusicFest’s premier $4,000 award

Yamaha Canada Music Limited has led the way in support of music and education in the Canadian school system for the past 47 years. Yamaha’s sponsorship of MusicFest Canada includes clinicians, concert artists and the fabulous equipment that our participants perform on and our audiences listen to throughout the festival.

Each year Yamaha Canada presents the Kando Award which consists of $4,000.00 in musical instruments and is the premier award given at MusicFest Canada. It is reserved for that special individual, who, in the opinion of the adjudicators, has demonstrated outstanding musicianship, past musical achievements and solo performances. The award is presented following the festival and must be used before December 31 by the individual meeting the criteria as set out by the Board of Directors.

For more information about Yamaha Canada Music, visit www.yamaha.ca.

2019 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • James Griffith (Lloydminster, AB)

2018 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Jacob Chung (Toronto, ON)

2017 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • David Hodgson (NORTH VANCOUVER, BC)

2016 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Ethan Balakrishnan (Ottawa, ON)

2015 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Noah Franche-Nolan (VANCOUVER, BC)

2014 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Jenny Xu (SURREY, BC)

2013 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Samuel Cousineau (OTTAWA, ON)

2011 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Daniel Ko (NEPEAN, ON)

2010 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Sam Dickinson (TORONTO, ON)

2009 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Brian Rapanos (NORTH VANCOUVER, BC)

2008 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Beverly Wang
    Earl Haig/Claude Watson Secondary School (Toronto, ON)

2007 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Eli Bennett
    (Vancouver, BC)

2006 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Nathan Cepelinski
    (Nepean, ON)

2005 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Simon Millerd
    Gulf Islands Secondary School (Saltspring Island, BC)

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2004 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Lauren Falls
    Alberni Secondary School (Port Alberni, BC

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2003 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Larnell Lewis
    Mayfield Secondary School (Brampton, ON)

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2002 AWARD RECIPIENT

  • Fraser Calhoun
    Kamloops Secondary School (Kamloops, BC)

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