Speech Arts Adjudicator, Susan Bertoia:
Bertoia is a Vancouver based professional theatre artist, actor and
teacher. She also serves as an adjudicator at drama and speech arts
festivals in BC and as an independent artist-in-residence and with ArtStarts in
Schools. She holds a BFA in Theatre from UBC and has advanced theatre
studies (commedia dell’arte and physical theatre) from international
institutions. Her devised theatre performances are extensively movement
based, at times abstract and playfully engaging. As an actor she has worked
with Arts Club Theatre (Vancouver), Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops), Richmond
Gateway Theatre and many other well-established theatre
companies. Susan is the recipient of the Vancouver Jessie
Richardson’s Award for Outstanding Performance in a Lead Role Award and is a
several time nominee for other roles she has played. She is also recipient of
The Gordon Armstrong Theatre Artist Award. Susan is Artistic Director/Producer
of her theatre company BellaLuna Productions. She is very honoured to be
invited to adjudicate at the Nechako Valley Festival.
Piano Adjudicator, Terry Yeh
Born in Taiwan, Terry Yeh started learning piano at the age
of 5 with Kan-Pei Ke. She received numerous awards, including Chi-Mei
Foundation scholarship and prizes from Taipei Youth International Chopin
Competition and the Taiwan National Piano Competition. After moving to Canada at age 16, Terry
continued her studies with James Olsen. She competed in Vancouver kiwanis music
festival, Burnaby Clef Society music festival, and BCCM music festival and had
won first, second places and scholarships.
Terry obtains her Bachelor degree in piano performance from
the University of Victoria, studied with Bruce Vogt. She was the recipient of
Mary Dorothy Jones Bessex Bursary and Margareta H. Von Rudloff Scholarship.
Terry also performed in masterclasses for renowned artists and teachers such as
Robert Silverman, Robin Wood, Jane Coop, Jamie Syer, Cary Chow and Eva
Terry is a member of BC Registered Music Teachers
Association. An avid, experienced piano teacher,her students have received
awards and scholarships through the years.
Terry is currently the faculty member at the Prince George
Conservatory of music in the piano department.