On November 16, Hanna Młotkowska and Constance de Bruin from the Modern Languages Institute represented UFV Arts and won third prize in the final round of Chinese Bridge BC – Mandarin Singing Contest held at the UBC School of Music.
Student contestants (individuals/groups) from 9 universities and colleges in BC performed 22 shows in total. Only one spot was assigned to the first, second, and third prizes respectively.
Hanna and Constance performed a duet singing the song Color of the Wind, a Mandarin Chinese version (with Hanna playing the guitar). They impressed the judges with their clear and accurate pronunciation of Mandarin and vocal harmony to the sentimental music. At the end of the three-hour-long contest, they seized the top three among the 17 contesting shows (another five groups of 4-12 vocalists were assessed and awarded separately) and were awarded third prize.
“I am very happy about our students’ accomplishment in this event and also see it as an accomplishment of our Modern Languages Institute and the College of Arts,” said Yujia Jiang, a Mandarin Instructor in the Modern Languages Institute.