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Competitions and Awards

Competitions and Awards

Congratulations to Martin MacDonald, this year’s recipient of the Ontario Arts Council’s Heinz Unger Award. The $8000 award is presented biennially to an emerging professional Canadian conductor and recognizes talent and promise, musicianship, and commitment to Canadian repertoire and Canadian musicians. A Cape Breton native, Martin is currently Associate Conductor of Symphony Nova Scotia, and has guest conducted for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

And congratulations to composer Nicole Lizée, who was recently awarded the Jules Leger Prize for New Chamber Music by the Canada Council for the Arts for her work, White Label Experiment. The work was inspired by American composer John Cage, and commissioned by Soundstreams. You can hear the work here!

The December 15 deadline is fast approaching for the 2014 edition of the Montreal International Musical Competition, this year dedicated to the piano. For more information about the competition, and to learn more about application requirements, please visit concoursmontreal.ca.

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Awards and Competitions

Awards and Competitions

The 2013 edition of the Montreal International Musical Competition is dedicated to violin and will run from May 7-17 in Montreal. Twenty-four violinists from around the world—with an average age of 21—have been selected to take part, and all eyes will be on the sole competitor from Canada, Victoria’s Nikki Chooi.

The competition features a number of Montreal’s stellar orchestras and such venues as the Salle Bourgie and the Maison symphonique. The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will accompany the final round of performances as well as the Gala concert, and the Orchestre de chambre I Musici and its principal conductor and artistic director, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, will be featured in a Prestige Concert during the competition. For more information, please visit concoursmontreal.ca – or follow the competition on-line via espace.mu.

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Competitions

Competitions

The application deadline for the 2011 edition of the Montreal International Musical Competition is January 7 – and the featured instrument for 2011 is piano. The jury is distinguished, and the prizes significant. For more information, please visit concoursmontreal.ca.

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Competitions

Yesterday, the Montreal International Musical Competition announced the identity of the 24 young violinists who will compete in this year’s competition, running from May 25 to June 4 in Montreal.  They come from around the world, with candidates from the United States (5 candidates); South Korea (4);  Germany (3); Japan (3), China (2), Canada (2) and Russia (2); and France, Poland, and the Czech Republic (1).  The jury for this year’s competition is made up of Patrice Fontanarosa (France), Rodney Friend (United Kingdom), Michael Frischenschlager (Austria), Dong Suk Kang (United States), Paul Kantor (United States), Vladimir Landsman (Canada), and Martin Beaver, (Canada).   This year’s imposed work is by Canadian composer, Kelly-Marie Murphy, and the orchestra for the concerto portion of the competition is none other than the Orchestre Métropolitain, led by Jean-Philippe Tremblay.  For more information – including the names of the finalists – please visit the competition’s website here.

The OSM Standard Life Competition has announced the jury for its 71st edition, devoted to strings and harp this year.  The Competition will run from the 17th to the 23rd of November, 2010 – and the jury members are violinist Salvatore Accardo, cellist Joel Krosnick, harpists Elizabeth Volpé Bligh and Catherine Michel, and Jury President  Barry Shiffman. Sir Roger Norrington (Great Britain), principal conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, will join the jury for the finals of the Strings and Harp categories.  Applications for the competition are due September 30.  For more information about the competition, please visit here.

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