Music Produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without

                                                                 - Confucious

We have been Blessed with dedicated, talented and hardworking students in addition equally supportive families over the years  Here is an overview as to what our students have achieved over the last 12 years.  

Student Performance Distinction…

 

 

 Student International Piano Competition success…

 

  • Major prize winners in the ARD, Berlin International Amateurs, Boston International Amateurs, Crescendo International Piano Competition, GOACA International Music Competition, Music and Stars International Competition, American Protégé,  Sound Espressivo International Piano Competition, Conero International Piano Competition

 

Student National and Provincial Competitions success….

 

  • Winners of the CMC Grand Prize and the CFMTA National Piano Competition. OMFA Provincial Competitions multiple first prizes in the Open, ARCT/diploma and grade 10 levels.   ORMTA Provincial Competitions: multiple first prize winners in the Level A Young Artist category, and the Level B diploma category.

 

Student Royal Conservatory of Music examinations success…

 

  • National Gold Medal winners of the LRCM examination (2)

  • National Gold Medal winner of the ARCT examination

  • Youngest ever recipient of the LRCM with distinction ranking in the history of RCM exams.

  • Dozens of LRCM, ARCT and Grade 10 level examinations completed with Distinction.

  • Dozens of level 1-9 examinations completed with Distinction.

 

Student International and National Music Festivals summer study participation….

 

Full scholarship recipients to festivals including the Morningside Music Bridge, John O’Conor’s Beethoven Boot Camp in Ireland, Orford, Domain Forget, Peter the Great Music Festival in the Netherlands, and the Chautauqua Institute in New York.

 

Student Scholarships success…

 

Over the past 10 years, our students have earned well over $50,000 in scholarships and bursaries from local competitions and festivals. This does not include the numerous full scholarships and partial scholarships which were awarded to students going on to the University Level.   With these factored in, the total would be well over $100,000.

 

Student Local GTA Music Festival success…

 

Multiple Best Senior Pianist Awards from YIPS, Markham Music Festival, Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Festival, OYMI, International Music Academy Festival, Pickering GTA, Pickering Rotary, Scarborough Lions, Guelph Kiwanis, Newmarket Lions, Barrie Kiwanis, and the Toronto Kiwanis.   Dr. Esch is a past Presidents Trophy winner of the Toronto Kiwanis Music festival.

 

Student Master Classes with Major Artists…

 

Esch Music Academy students have been very fortunate to have been featured in master classes with some of the world's best performers and pedagogues. These include: