Music competition winner performs Sunday

B.C. Registered Music Teachers Piano Competition winner Paul Williamson will perform on Sunday.

South Okanagan Registered Music Teachers will present the B.C. Registered Music Teachers Piano Competition winner Paul Williamson in concert on Sunday.

Williamson is a 16-year-old aspiring pianist from Mission who took first place at the BCRMTA Piano Competition held in Abbotsford in September.

As a result of winning this competition, Williamson will be representing B.C. at the National Piano Competition to be held in Halifax this upcoming July.

Williamson’s music accomplishments include  filling the role of piano accompanist with the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra; award winner in the Junior classes at Performing Arts B.C. June 2011; performance of Chopin’s Winter Wind in the 2011 Songs, Strings and Steps concert; performance of the 3rd movement of Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 with the Fraser Valley Symphony Orchestra. He was one of six Canadian pianists chosen to participate in the 2012 international music program, Morningside Music Bridge, held at Mount Royal University in Calgary.

In addition to his talents on the piano Williamson is also an accomplished cellist and performs in a variety of ensembles.

In his spare time he enjoys reading and spending time with his friends.

The concert will be on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 150 Orchard Ave., Penticton.

Tickets are available at the door and in advance from any Registered Music Teacher.