Early Music Doctoral Student Gili Loftus awarded 2nd Prize & Audience Prize at International Competition (updated)
Update (August 9, 2013): Schulich Doctoral Student Gili Loftus, pianoforte, has been awarded the 2nd Prize and Audience Prize at the 2013 Bruges International Musica Antiqua Competition.
Thursday, August 8, 2013, Gili Loftus will play fourth in the final round of five candidates at the 2013 Edition of the Bruges International Forte-Piano Competition. Born in Toronto in 1989, Gili re-located to Israel in 1992. After graduating from the Jerasulem Music Centre as one of Israeli's "Outstanding Musicians," she returned to Canada to complete her Master's at the Schulich School of Music studying both the piano (with Prof. Sara Laimon) and the piano-forte (with Prof. Tom Beghin). As a doctoral student, she is also studying the harpsichord (with Prof. Hank Knox) as well as the piano and piano-forte. This three-fold perspective has opened new paths for interpretative and historical exploration which earned Gili a distinguished SSHRC research scholarship. Gili has won numerous prizes and awards in both Israel and Canada, and has taken part in masterclasses with Murray Perahia, Dmitri Bashikoto, and forte-pianists Zvi Menker, and Bart Van Oort, as well as studying privately with Malcolm Bilson. The Bruges Competition is the most important forte-piano competition! Congratulations Gili.
Learn more about Gili and see what it is like to play three instruments: