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Day One results from this year’s virtual Kiwanis Music Festival

Guitar students performed virtually for judges
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Forced to cancel the 2020 festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kiwanis Music Festival of Sudbury’s virtual edition got underway last week.

The festival runs from March 29-31 and April 6-9.

“Instead of performing live in front of an audience and guest adjudicator, when the participants register for the festival, they will be required to upload a video of their performance using YouTube,” Kiwanis told Sudbury.com back in December.

“All of the participants in a given class will gather together via a Zoom meeting scheduled during the festival dates, where they will watch all the participants’ videos together and receive a live adjudication.”

The festival also has a new festival co-ordinator after the retirement of Heather Parker, who ran the event for 15 years. Katherine Smith has taken over as festival co-ordinator, although Parker remains on the event’s planning committee as festival treasurer. 

Smith told Sudbury.com the virtual version of the festival is a little weird, but the young musicians have been patient and are performing well. She also said the technology has been cooperating for the most part.

Guitar results

Adjudicator - Patrick Roux 

Tuesday April 6, Guitar Day 1 

4A2 Grade 4 (12yrs and under) 

  • 1st Vishnu Krishnan Nair Gold-86 

2A2 Grade 2 (12 yrs and under) 

  • 1st Vishnu Krishnan Nair Gold-85 

12U 12 Years and under 

  • 1st Vishnu Krishnan Nair Gold-85 

4C1 Grade 4 (9yrs and under) 

  • 1st Alef Gonzalez Silver-81 

5C Grade 5 

  • 1st Alef Gonzalez Gold-85 

6C Grade 6 

  • 1st Logan Koski Gold-85 

6B Grade 6 

  • 1st Logan Koski Gold-85 
  • 2nd Matthew Sawyer Silver-83 

6A Grade 6 

  • 1st Matthew Sawyer Gold-85

6S Grade 6 

  • 1st Logan Koski Gold-86 
  • 2nd Matthew Sawyer Silver-84 

7A Grade 7 

  • 1st Alison Ballard Gold-86 

7B Grade 7 

  • 1st Fucheng Huang Gold-85 
  • 2nd Kevin Barry Silver-83 

7C Grade 7 

  • 1st Rylan Rieder Silver-80 

7CP Grade 7 

  • 1st Fucheng Huang Silver-84 
  • 2nd Gavin Lariviere Silver-82 

8CP Grade 8 

  • 1st Dylan Marion Gold-86 
  • 2nd Rylan Rieder Silver-81 

7D Grade 7 

  • 1st Alison Ballard Silver-80 

17O 17 yrs and over 

  • 1st Dylan Marion Gold-86 
  • 2nd Fucheng Huang Silver-83 

8D Grade 8 

  • 1st Nathaniel Lalonde Silver-83 
  • 2nd Alison Ballard Silver-82 
  • 2nd Anilathmaj Phani Kumar Kurudula Silver-82
  • 3rd Kevin Barry Silver-81 
  • 3rd Gavin Lariviere Silver-81