Like many fourth-year, high achieving Commerce students, Annie Guo is used to pressure. In addition to juggling mid-terms and assignments, Annie faced pressure of another kind when she took her place on stage at Kingston’s Grand Theatre on Oct. 31. As the winner of the 2009 Queen’s Concerto Competition, Annie was given the opportunity to play with the orchestra in concert. Her performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto thrilled the capacity crowd that Sunday afternoon.
In addition to taking top honours in the Queen’s competition, Annie is a past winner of both the Music Teachers National Association, New York State competition and the New York State Music Teachers Association competition for piano.