April 1 is the application deadline for this year’s Virginia Parker Prize, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. The $25,000 award is dedicated to classical musicians (instrumentalists or conductors) under the age of 32, and recognizes “a young artist who demonstrates outstanding talent, musician ship and artistic excellence.” For more information, please visit canadacouncil.ca.
The McGill Chamber Orchestra dedicated its June 10 performance to the memory of long-time MCO concertmaster, chamber musician, and teacher Yaela Hertz Berkson. Ms Hertz was appointed concertmaster of the McGill Chamber Orchestra in 1959 by founder and Music Director, Alexander Brott, and held this position for over 40 years. Boris Brott, current artistic director Read more about People[…]
Congratulations to Lorraine Vaillancourt, founder and music director of the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, who has recently been awarded the Prix du Recteur by the Université de Montréal and an honorary doctorate by the Université Laval. The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced the winner of the 2013 Virginia Parker Prize: soprano Layla Claire. The Read more about People[…]
The Canada Council has announced that the 2012 Virginia Parker Prize has been awarded to young countertenor Daniel Cabena. The award is for Canadian classical musicians under the age of 32 who demonstrate outstanding talent and musicianship. “Daniel Cabena is part of a new generation of artists helping to put Canada on the world stage,” Read more about People[…]
Congratulations to cellist Kaori Yamagami, who is the 2011 recipient of the Virginia Parker Prize, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. The $25,000 prize was established in 1982 by Virginia Parker for Canadian performers of classical music under the age of 32, who demonstrate outstanding talent and musicianship. “I am extremely honoured to Read more about People[…]