Announcing the 2019 SOCAN Foundation Awards Recipients

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 [...]

ECM+ unveils the four young Generation2020 composers!

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.

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Classical composer is one of many Juno nominees from U of T’s Faculty of Music

"Bekah Simms’s musical life didn’t start by joining a band or getting piano lessons as a kid. Instead, the Mount Pearl, N.L. native obsessed over video game music – the melodies and the electronic pulses. “I loved them – that’s what I went to bed to, humming,” recalls Simms, a PhD candidate in the University [...]

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