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SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers The John Weinzweig Grand Prize of $3,000 for the best overall work was awarded to Eugene Astapov for “Hear My Voice.” The jury panel members were Elisabeth Raum, Dinuk Wijeratne, and Alissa Cheung. The Godfrey Ridout Awards, for works of any number of voices with or without instrumentation and/or [...]
"Serbian-born Canadian composer Ana Sokolović's fantastical, imaginary worlds are encapsulated in her internationally renowned, critically acclaimed operas, chamber music, instrumental, orchestral, and interarts works. The multi-award-winning, Montreal-based artist garnered the 2019 Juno award for Classical Composition of the Year for her Golden slumbers kiss your eyes, commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Her newest [...]
"Esprit Orchestra’s thirty-seventh concert season begins with a dizzying hit to the head! Founding Music Director & Conductor, Alex Pauk has programmed a captivating subscription concert series to be performed in the acoustically renowned Koerner Hall. The main concert series includes no less than four World Premieres by composers Brian Harman, Adam Scime, Christopher Goddard, [...]
“Aurora Triptych”, a marvelous blend of high definition science film and music composed by John Estacio
John Estacio’s “Solaris/Borealis/Wondrous Light” exists now as a triptych called the “Aurora Triptych” and is performed live to a silent film about the northern lights during a “Science and Symphony Concert”, brought to you by the KV265, a non-profit organization whose mission is the communication of science through art. What is it? The Science & [...]
"The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University proudly announces the 2019 Commission winners. After reviewing 276 submissions from 28 countries, the judging panel awarded Bekah Simms of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the 2019 Barlow Prize for $12,000 to compose a major new work for Pierrot Ensemble with percussion and electronics..." Read more
The Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+) is very happy to unveil the four young composers who have been chosen to embark on the Generation2020 adventure: - Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière (Que) - Stefan Maier (B.C.) - Matthew Ricketts (B.C. / USA) - Bekah Simms (N.L. / Ont.) For more information, please read the press release.