Subrina Sookram (Winner)
Subrina Sookram is an avid flute player and private teacher from Toronto, On. A proud graduate from York University’s Music (B.FA specialized honours) and Education (B.Ed, OCT) programs in 2013, she is currently sits on the executive board of the Canadian Flute Association as their Convention/Membership Coordinator and the board of directors for the Ontario Strings Association. She became a member of Rouge River Winds (then UTSC Community Band) in 2013 and has served on their executive team from January 2016 to present. She is also a Music Teacher in the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Apart from performing and private teaching, Subrina can be found reading, cracking a joke about awkward encounters and learning more about the rest of the flute family (Bass flute and Piccolo). Subrina performed Alfred Reed’s “Divertimento for Flute” at our spring concert, Wind Dances.
Danielle Sum (Winner)
Danielle Sum is a percussionist who recently completed her fifth year of study at the University of Toronto, in the Concurrent Teacher Education Program. A graduate of the Faculty of Music, she has studied with Beverley Johnston, John Rudolph and Mark Duggan. An avid performer, Danielle has performed as a soloist with the University of Toronto Wind Symphony as a result of winning the Winds Concerto Competition in 2015. She has also appeared as a finalist in the Orchestra Toronto Marta Hidy Competition in 2016. Danielle has performed in masterclasses for She-E Wu, Katarzyna Mycka, and Conrado Moya, and enjoys enhancing her own musical education by attending festivals such as the International Katarzyna Mycka Marimba Academy and the TorQ Percussion Seminar. Her ensemble experience includes performing with the Band of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, Silverthorn Winds, the Etobicoke Philharmonic and Weston Silver Band. Danielle is also passionate about continuing her education and gaining more experience as an artist, including learning about different ethnic percussion instruments and other styles of music such as jazz. She also enjoys teaching private lessons on piano and percussion. When she is not playing music, Danielle enjoys portrait photography. Danielle performed Ney Rosauro’s “Concerto for Marimba” at our spring concert, Wind Dances.