Alexina Louie will receive the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award at this year’s Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards. Watch the televised special celebrating the laureates on CBC Television and CBC Gem on November 26 at 7pm ET.
« The news that my friend and colleague, composer Alexina Louie, would be a 2021 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award recipient brought me warm feelings. The citation for her Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award in Classical Music reads, « A versatile, imaginative and prolific creator, she has written for all musical genres, from piano, voice and orchestra to opera and film; her orchestral works have been performed by leading international ensembles, and her music has been selected for productions by the National Ballet of Canada. Her distinctive style — a blend of Asian and Western influences — draws from a wide spectrum of sources, from her Chinese heritage to her theoretical and performance studies. Though she is a thoroughly Canadian composer, her musical voice is heard, recognized and acclaimed around the world… »