Congratulation to all of our Winners
Marta Tuters Award $50 Abiah Smikle, piano
Peter Bear Award $50 Lizzie Metropolyt , violin
$50 Megan Araujo. piano
Larissa Award $100 Ella Morash, voice
$100 Abbie Bradbury, voice
Teachers Choice Medals
Julianna Cundill, Theory .... Scott Frickleton, Jr. Piano
Megan Ali, Theory .... Maya Jaworski, voice
Emily Rae, violin ... Aaron Wilbur, piano
Grace Nwahba, piano ... Emma Harris, piano
Claudia Holy, piano ... Charleigh Tsigaris, Ukulele
Zeshawn Smikle, guitar
Kiwanis Festival 2017 1st Place
Grace Nwahba, piano
Claudia Holy, piano
Ella Morash, voice
Hana Prentice, voice
Abbie Bradbury, voice
Lacey Biggs, voice (2)
William Malcolm, voice
Kiwanis Festival 2017 2nd Place
Gavin Simionato, piano
Alexandra Phillips, piano
Alexandra Phillips, voice
Kiwanis Festival 2017 3rd Place
Emma Harris, voice
Claudia Holy, voice
Gavin Simionato, piano
Michaelle Nwahba, violin
Scott Frickleton, piano
Kiwanis Festival 2017 4th Place
Ethan Miller, voice
Ethan Miller, piano
Emma Harris, piano
Trinity Martyne, voice
Owen Snider, piano
Cole Snider, piano
Kiwanis Festival 2017 Participant
Olivia Lamanna, violin
Holly McIntyre, violin
NMS - Award Information
Named in honour of Margritís maternal grandmother Larissa Nikolajewna-Stonskaja.
A grand lady, born in the city of Kharkov, in the Ukraine; the daughter of Baron Nikolai Stonskoy and Valentina Smokowskaja. She married Grigory Pavlovich Plinokos, a minister with the government. Prior to world war two, Larissa widowed.
In July 1943 she fled to Germany with her daughters Irina & Asja and eventually immigrated to Canada in the early 1950ís. Educated in the arts, she had a passion for music and played the piano beautifully. She spoke several Slavic languages as well as German, French and English. The award is given in her memory, to honour her heritage, struggles, and fortitude.
This award is given to the student showing overall the most personal musical development and achievement. It is used for the advancement of musical education. Recognizing student on a plaque plus a $100.00 gift certificate.
Marta Tuters Award
Named in honour of Margritís piano teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She was a teacher and performer as well as an accompanist for the Canadian Opera Company.
This award is given to the senior student showing the most personal musical development and achievement. It is used for the advancement of musical education. It recognizes students on a studio plaque plus a $50.00 gift certificate.
Peter Bear Award
Named in honour of Margritís life long best friend.
This award is given to the junior student showing the most personal musical development and achievement. It is used for the advancement of musical education. It recognizes students on a studio plaque plus a $50.00 gift certificate.
(Ija) Asja Stoskaja-Plinokos Music Education Award
Named in honour of Margrit's mother Asja, this award is given to the student graduating NMS to University Studies. It recognizes students on a studio plaque plus a $100.00 gift certificate.