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Schulich School of Music announces finalists for the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers

Five young composers to compose new works for piano trio for the Competition’s final round, which will take place September 27, 2020, in McGill’s Pollack Hall MONTREAL, QUEBEC, January 15, 2020 — The Schulich School of Music of McGill University is pleased to announce five finalists for the second edition of the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers. Established in 2017, this national competition recognizes works for chamber music formations with piano that show significant potential to engage audiences and become standard repertoire. Selected from over 60 Canadian applicants under the age of 35, this year’s finalists will compose new works for piano trio (violin, cello, piano) to be premiered before a live jury in September.

In Memoriam: John Joseph Burke (1951-2020)

The Canadian Music Centre sadly announces the passing of Associate Composer John Burke.  Born in Toronto, John’s musical journey began at an early age with an intensive involvement with chant and scared choral music. He studied composition at McGill University, privately in France, and at the University of Michigan where he earned a doctorate in composition.

By |2020-02-04T09:01:13-05:004 February 2020|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: |

Canadian Music Centre’s Centrediscs Record Label Nominated for 3 JUNO Awards

Celebrating excellence in Canadian contemporary music January 31, 2020 TORONTO ON  – For Immediate Release The Canadian Music Centre is thrilled to announce that our record label Centrediscs, is nominated for a 2020 JUNO Award in the category of Classical Recording of the Year: Vocal/Choral for the album Summer Night by The Canadian Art Song [...]

By |2020-02-04T10:47:10-05:003 February 2020|Categories: News, Press Release|

Esprit Orchestra Announces 2019-2020 Concert Season

"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, [...]

Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music

The deadline to apply for the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music is June 1, 2019! This annual prize encourages Canadian professional composers to create avant-garde chamber music and to foster its performance by Canadian chamber groups. Consult the guidelines on their website. canadacouncil.ca

By |2019-05-10T10:29:24-04:0010 May 2019|Categories: Press Release|

Call for Nominations Friends of Canadian Music Award 2019

Every year, the Friends of Canadian Music Award honours those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment, on a national scale, to Canadian composers and their music. The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and the Canadian League of Composers (CLC) jointly administer and present this award. The Friends of Canadian Music Award is in the amount of $2000. [...]

By |2019-05-03T14:23:01-04:003 May 2019|Categories: National, Press Release|

The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition is pleased to announce that Bryn Blackwood is the first prize winner of the 42nd Competition

The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition is pleased to announce that Bryn Blackwood is the first prize winner of the 42nd Competition. Jana Luksts won the 2nd prize, and Nicole Linaksita won the 3rd prize. The remaining finalists in alphabetical order are Edward Enman, Jesse Plessis, and Megan Thibeault. Click here to view the press release for [...]

By |2019-04-23T11:30:30-04:0022 April 2019|Categories: Press Release|
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