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2611 2020

HPO Selects Participants for 20-21 Composer Fellowship Program

By |26 November 2020|

The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra has selected participants for the 20-21 Composer Fellowship Program. Designed in collaboration with the Ontario Region of the Canadian Music Centre and awarded to early-career Ontario-based composers, the fellowship offers six months of artistic and professional mentorship with HPO musicians, staff, Music Director Gemma New and Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte.

1002 2020

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

By |10 February 2020|

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.

402 2020

In Memoriam: John Joseph Burke (1951-2020)

By |4 February 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.