Est. in 2012
Students helping students fundraising concert.


Yarilo Music is pleased to announce the establishment of a scholarship fund within the society to be awarded to young musicians in advanced music studies.

Many musicians well know, in a world of competing talents, the importance of achieving professional designation is key to establishing themselves as truly distinguished musicians. Obtaining certification at an advanced level is no small feat, demanding in determination, discipline, and a relentless strive towards excellence.

As demanding as the practising regiment is the financial requirements for completing all the exams for advanced certification. With the advanced practical exam itself priced over $600, the year of preparations leading up to certification normally costs thousands of dollars. Further, to pursue post-secondary education in music also require hefty application fees, all of which place additional financial burden on the young musicians and their families.

Yarilo is seeking to help out the young performers ready to make that commitment towards professionalism and excellence, by offering a substantial scholarship of $2000 towards advanced music studies of a young musician, through an open competition


    1. Citizenship:
      – must be Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
    2. Residency:
      – student (or teacher) must be a resident of the Tri-Cities (Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam)
    3. Instrument:
      – piano only
    4. Age Limit:
      – must be between 15 and 21, as of January 1st, 2019
    5. Students enrolled in a post-secondary music program are not eligible to participate (students who expressed an intent to apply during the year the scholarship was not offered are exempt).

    1. Prize:
      – First Place: $2,000
    2. Fund Disbursement:
      – Funds will contribute to the advancement of the winning candidate’s musical studies, disbursed from Yarilo Music Society to an eligible institution (for example, post-secondary institution, private music instructors).

    1. Short biography (including future study plans and career objectives)
    2. Written paragraph describing the importance of music in our lives (150 words max.)
    3. Repertoire selection
    4. $45 non-refundable registration fee

    Send your application by mail to:
    Yarilo Music Society (Scholarship)
    541 Yale Road,
    Port Moody V3H 3L4

    Cheques and money order accepted.

    No late registrations will be accepted.

    1. Selection:
      – Panel of 2 adjudicators will be present for every competitor’s audition.
    2. Cancellation:
      – Should a candidate be unable to attend the competition, Yarilo should be notified immediately.
    3. Punctuality:
      – Candidate should arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled performance time.
      – Candidates arriving late will not be given extra time.
    4. There will be no warm up room available.

    1. Program Choice:
      – Two contrasting solo selections at a Grade 9, 10, ARCT Diploma level or higher.
    2. Time Limits:
      – 20 minutes; candidates exceeding time limit may be asked to stop at the adjudicators’ discretion.
    3. Memorization:
      – Playing from memory is mandatory.
    4. A copy of each original score must be provided to the adjudicators.
    5. The performances will be open to the public.

    Candidates not complying with these rules may be disqualified.

    An incomplete or inaccurate registration form may result in disqualification.

  7. OTHER
    Proof of age, or residency may be requested. Any situation not covered by these rules shall be referred to the Yarilo Music Board of Directors, whose decision on such matters shall be final.


Jane Hayes

Jane Hayes’ repertoire spans baroque through contemporary solo and chamber music. For years, she was a favorite collaborator of cellist Harvey Shapiro in the Victoria International Festival of the Arts and has partnered such fine instrumentalists as violinists Eugene Fodor and Daniel Heifetz, cellists Andras Diaz and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and flutists Julius Baker, Carol Wincenc and Bonita Boyd among others. But as a performer and teacher, Jane has been noted for her involvement in making contemporary music accessible to audiences, students and teachers. In 2002, as a founding member of the Vancouver-based Turning Point Ensemble, Jane endorsed the group’s mission – to increase the appreciation and understanding of music composed in the past hundred years and to initiate a renewal of Canadian twentieth century music with the building of new repertoire by outstanding composers. To that end, Jane has premiered dozens of new works written for her, for the Turning Point Ensemble and her two-piano Yarilo Ensemble.

Jane was recently awarded a major recording grant from the Barbara Pentland Project administered under the auspices of the Canadian Music Centre. This grant will see her record three of Pentland’s early solo piano works this summer and the recording will ultimately be accompanied by a teaching edition of the works.

In addition to her full-time position as Director of Keyboard Studies at Kwantlen University College, Jane finds time to appear frequently as both soloist and chamber musician. In addition to the Vetta and Turning Point Ensemble concerts this season, Jane performed the world premiere of American composer Christopher Marshall’s Renasence, a work for solo piano and wind ensemble, with the Pacific SymphonicWind Ensemble. She can be heard this summer with the Yarilo Ensemble in a program of Bulgarian music that has been generously sponsored by the BC Arts Council and will appear in recital with clarinetist Francois Houle at Festival Vancouver.

Her performances consistently receive rave reviews. As Lloyd Dyck wrote in the Vancouver Sun, “[her performance] had such an impact that I wanted to hear it again, right away.”

Rosemary O’Connor

Pianist Rosemary O’Connor lives near Vancouver Canada where she performs regularly with various chamber ensembles including the Quiring Chamber Players and Davidsbündler Duo with her husband, violist Reg Quiring. Locally she has been invited to collaborate with Pro Nova Ensemble, Trio Accord, Standing Wave Ensemble, and Metta Ensemble. Rosemary co-produces and performs regularly at the Evergreen Cultural Centre’s Chamber Music Series as a member of the Quiring Chamber Players along with guest artists such as Ian Swensen, Anita Krause, Dale Barlthrop , Andrew Dawes, Catherine French, members of the Vancouver Symphony and Borealis Quartet.same day cash advance Rosemary’s recent CD release( ORF label) of Austrian composer Richard Stoehr’s piano music was featured on CBC Radio’s Espace Musique with Alain Lefevre as well as CFRO’s “West Coast Classics”, and ORF Radio in Vienna. She has also produced a CD of viola and piano works as a member of Davidsbündler Duo.

Rosemary has performed solo and chamber music concerts in the US, Canada, Germany, Lithuania, Brussels, Portugal and Italy. Her concerto appearances have elicited reviews such as “ Pianist Defines Beethoven” in her performance of Beethoven’s 4th Concerto (Redlands Symphony) and “She brought audible reactions and a standing ovation with the energy of her performance” in Mozart’s Concerto K. 482 with original cadenzas (San Bernardino Symphony). Other concerts include Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Music at the Vinyards in Napa Valley, Pender Harbor Festival BC, Chintimini Chamber Music Festival in Oregon, Sundays at 4 from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (live radio broadcast), Midi de Minimes festival in Brussels, Alora Festival in Ontario.

Rosemary’s love for teaching is inspired by her wonderfully varied mentors who include John Perry (University of Southern California, Los Angeles) . Nelita True (Eastman School of Music Rochester New York), Robert Levin (Musikhochschule Freiburg, Germany) , Tibor Szasz (Musikhochschule Freiburg) and Vitaly Margulis (University of California, Los Angeles). She held teaching Assistantships at Eastman School and UCLA, and has taught on the faculties at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Rosemary currently teaches at the Quiring Chamber Music School in Coquitlam, BC.

2013 Student Helping Students Concert: Students accepting congratulations form our guest MP Andrew Sexton at 2nd Annual Student Scholarship
Shirley Cha and Anna at Students Helping Students 2013 Scholarship Concert
Students Helping Students 2014 Scholarship Concert