Performance Highlights


Bjorn and Lori Hareid Senior Secondary Competition: First Place. Selected to perform Chopin Ballade No. 4 in the Winners’ Recital.

Solo Recital for the University Women’s Club of Vancouver on March 5th, 2013. 


Performed Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Parkdale Orchestra of Ottawa, Ontario on February 25, 2012.

Television interview for Telus TV series My Vancouver. The clip features the VSO School of Music and includes several excerpts of Frances playing and talking about the School and why music is important to her.

Vancouver Kiwanis Festival: Runner-Up for National Piano Category; Scholarship for notable performance in the Senior Romantic Category.

Recipient of the University Women’s Club of West Vancouver Piano Chamber Music Scholarship.

Richmond Festival: Finalist in the Beethoven Challenge competition.

Student Performer’s Guild Festival: BCRTMA Adjudicator’s Choice trophy; Invited to play Liszt’s “Un Sospiro” in the honours recital in December, 2012.


Langley Community Music School Festival: Chopin Award; First place in the Senior Piano Category. Frances was invited back to perform Chopin Ballade No. 3 in the honours recital.

Vancouver Kiwanis Festival: Recipient of the Senior Piano Concert Group Category Award. 

Performed in two press conferences for the VSO School of Music in May and October of 2011.

Performed in the dedication concert of the Pyatt Hall at the VSO School of Music in June 2011. Frances was on a program that also featured renowned violinist, James Ehnes, and many fine musicians of the Vancouver Symphony.

© Frances Armstrong 2013