Valerie Mok is the recipient of the 2016 National Gold Medal for the Licentiate Diploma in Piano Performance (LRCM). Valerie’s performance of works by JS Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and McIntyre earned her the distinction of being the highest-ranking Licentiate graduate in Canada.
The LRCM is the culmination of the RCM Examinations program. The examination is evaluated as a professional concert performance. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a masterful command of the instrument and communicate an understanding of stylistic characteristics and structural elements of each repertoire selection with interpretive insight and a mature musical personality. The RCM National Gold Medal is awarded to the candidate who receives the highest examination mark in the country.