Congratulations to all the following Associate Composers who are nominated in the category “Classical Composition of the Year”. Andrew Staniland, Bekah Simms, Derek Charke and Dinuk Wijeratne being nominated with Centrediscs!
Congratulations to CMC Associate Composer Ana Sokolović for winning the 2020 JUNO Award for Classical Composition of the Year for her work "Evta". junoawards.ca
Edmonton-based Sointu Aalto wins the 2020 Louise MacPherson Memorial Award
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 [...]
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.
"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 [...]
CMC Centrediscs launch: Bekah Simms impurity chains