Scott MacIsaac – Rose Bowl winner an easy pick for judges

Scott MacIsaac, winner of the Kiwanis Music Festival Rose Bowl in Calgary, Alberta

I am so happy for Scott, grandson of a friend. The grandpa was deservedly proud. Congrats Scott.

I just heard it today, so it is news to me even it was from the March 22nd Calgary Herald, “Rosy future predicted for star of music fest – Rose Bowl winner an easy pick for judges“,

“Backstage, following the conclusion of the Stars of the Festival concert on Saturday at the Jubilee Auditorium, you couldn’t blame Scott MacIsaac for feeling, well, a little excited.

After all, the 17-year-old pianist had just walked off with the coveted Rose Bowl, annually awarded to the outstanding Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival performer.

[…] According to festival executive director Mary Ross, the decision to award the Rose Bowl to MacIsaac, a student of Marilyn Engle, was an easy one.

“Our senior piano adjudicator, Michel Fournier, was absolutely wowed by Scott,” Ross says. “He (Fournier) said, ‘You know this is a young man who’s going to be one of Canada’s leading performers for his generation.’ ”

MacIsaac, who performed the third movement of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s famous Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor in the Stars of the Festival concert, accompanied by Engle, has been studying piano since the age of six.

A member of the senior piano program at the Mount Royal University Academy of Music, where he has taken part in master classes given by such esteemed international artists as Anton Kuerti and Angela Hewitt, MacIsaac is no stranger to winning competitions.”

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