With a very heavy heart, we announce the passing of our founder and longtime president, Mr. Winfried Rompf. He devoted countless hours to promoting the playing of piano ensemble music, in not only Vancouver, but many places internationally. We will miss his dedication, expertise, passion, and joyful presence. The North West Piano Ensemble Society will continue the legacy that Winfried created. His spirit will eternally live on through the society.
Therefore we are naming the First Place Prize in the Senior Division of the North West International Piano Ensemble Competition, as the “Winfried and Margarete Rompf Prize ” In honour of Winfried and his late wife Margarete. We believe Margarate and Winfried exemplified the best duo, in music and in life.