Announcing the Final
Michael Geryk Memorial Piano Competition

Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Melrose United Church

86 Homewood Ave. (at Locke South), Hamilton, ON

Michael Geryk was a well-known and much-loved piano technician for many years, caring for the pianos of countless area residents, as well as tuning pianos for professional concerts at Hamilton Place, the Boris Brott Festival, McMaster University, the Great Romantics Festival, and more. In 2002, Mike passed away at age 49, succumbing to injuries from a bicycling accident. A memorial scholarship fund was established with generous donations from many of Mike’s former customers, friends, family and colleagues. The fund is managed byThe Duet Club of Hamilton.

This will be the 9th and FINAL competition. Beginning in 2018, the funds will be used for an annual Scholarship (details to be determined) and still administered by the Duet Club of Hamilton.

Contributions to sustain and grow the scholarship fund are welcome. Cheques may be sent payable to the Duet Club of Hamilton, 33 Crestwood Dr., Hamilton, ON L9A 3Y6. Please indicate Geryk Memorial on your cheque. All donations of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.

Advanced piano students from within 80 kilometres of the Greater Hamilton Region are invited to compete for a $600 First Prize scholarship and a $250 Second Prize scholarship.* The competition will be a live performance of two contrasting works by up to four finalists judged by a panel of three. Finalists will be determined by a recorded performance preliminary round.

More information: Ken Gee at 519-993-7591 (Guelph) or email [email protected]

* Please see exact eligibility requirements in the Eligibility section of this web site.

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