Young Artists’ Showcase – 2020

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Event Description

The Young Artists’ Showcase, sponsored by VPAN, will be presenting these wonderfully talented young performers.

Alessandro Calicchia

• A first year at Western University, this saxophonist has received platinum level awards for his solo works. He is a member of the Western University Wind Ensemble and is preparing for competition in the Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition.

Festival Fiddlers

• This ensemble consists of violinists James Law, Jenny Liu, Kasey Huang, Christina Zhang and Harrison Vandikas. They have recently performed at the South Simcoe Festival and the ORMTA Awards Gala.

Tricia Wrigglesworth

• This grade 12 voice major in the Arts Unionville program is equally at home with repertoire ranging from art song, oratorio and broadway music. She hopes to continue majoring in vocal performance at the university level.

Antian Jiang

• At 10 years old, this pianist was the youngest recipient of the Licentiate Diploma at the Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. Now 12 years old, this musical prodigy has received numerous awards and played extensively in Canada and the U.S.