Canadian music for viola
Format: Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: January 3, 2020
Canadian violist and singer Margaret Carey presents a stunning collection of music for viola by celebrated Canadian composers Jean Coulthard, Jacques Hétu , Ana Sokolovic, Evelin Ramon, Sean Clarke, Howard Bashaw, and Laurie Duncan. Bringing several completely new works to the forefront through commissions and research, Margaret is bringing Canadian music and artists to the public.
Margaret Carey was a winner of the 2008 Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition and performed the Bartók Viola Concerto with the Yale Philharmonia with Peter Oundjian conducting in January 2009. She is also the grand-prize winner of the CMC viola competition at the XXXIV International Viola Congress in Montreal in 2006, a prize winner at the Johansen International String Competition, the winner of a Johann Strauss Foundation scholarship for studies at the Sommerakademie Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria), the recipient of Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Winnipeg Arts Council, and Canada Council for Professional Musician grants. A Yale School of Music MM and AD graduate, she was chosen as a First Prize winner in the 2010 Alexander & Buono International String Competition, performing at the Winners’ Recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. “It was the consensus of the judges,” they wrote, that Carey’s “performance reflects the depth of interpretation, musicality, and technical expertise needed to distinguish one’s self in the world of professional performance.”
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