ORMTA North Central ZONE COMPETITION & WORKSHOP
with Dr. Su Jeon Higuera
Workshop from 9 to Noon followed by lunch.
Zone Competition begins at 1 pm
Location: Grace United Church, 350 Grove St. E. Barrie, ON
Morning Workshop: “Hands-on practice strategies for the intermediate and advanced pianist”.
Dr. Su Jeon Higuera will discuss practice strategies for preparation of the technical section of the RCM exams. She will also discuss different practice strategies from chosen musical excerpts from the intermediate to advanced repertoire, as well as different ways to prepare a piece for a more secure memory.
Morning Workshop including lunch: $25 ORMTA members/$35 non-members
Afternoon Competition with lunch: $20 / Competition only: $10
Full day including lunch: $40 ORMTA Members/$50 Non Members
Lunch only $10
Please Register before May 15 if you wish to have lunch. Payment at door accepted
Register online at www.ormtabarrie.com
Dr. Su Jeon Higuera is a Toronto-based pianist and educator. The winner of the 2007 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, she completed a 16-city recital tour of Canada, appeared as a soloist with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, North York Concert Orchestra, Aspen Concert Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, York Symphony Orchestra, Banff Festival Orchestra, Arlington Philharmonic in Massachusetts, Hart House Orchestra of the University of Toronto, and the Gijón Symphony Orchestra in
Su Jeon Higuera is a prize-winner of numerous competitions, including the Shreveport Symphony Nena Wideman Piano Competition, the International Stepping Stone Competition in Canada, the Arlington Philharmonic Society Young Artist Competition, the German Youth Competition, as well as the Nakamichi Concerto Competition in Aspen, Colorado. Dr. Jeon Higuera is also a recipient of numerous scholarships and prizes such as the Van Cliburn Scholarship at Juilliard, Alma Cockburn Memorial Scholarship, Myrtle Meretsky Nefsky Scholarship, Cindy
Calder Scholarship at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Dadatel Foundation prize for promising young leaders. In
addition to her First Prize at the Eckhardt-Gramatté, she was awarded the City of Brandon Prize for best performance of
the competition commissioned work.
Born in Korea and raised in Germany and Japan, Su received her early musical training at the Jugendmusikschule in Frankfurt as a pupil of Gudrun Rampini. She earned the International Baccalaureate Diploma before moving to New York to study at The Juilliard School, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a student of Julian Martin. She then attended The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and earned her Artist
Diploma as a student of Marc Durand. In September 2010, Su completed her doctorate at l’Université de Montréal,
working with Marc Durand and Maneli Pirzadeh. Dr. Jeon Higuera is the founder of the Joy Piano Studio in downtown
Toronto, where she currently resides with her husband, Ricardo Higuera. In the summer she serves as a faculty artist at
the Midsummer Sound Music Festival in Barrie, Ontario.