The Afiara String Quartet, an all-Canadian group based in New York, and the Cecilia String Quartet of Montreal are among 10 finalists who will face off at an international music competition in Banff this summer. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2010/04/22/string-quarter-competition.html#ixzz0mDlL6GUR
Thanks to the support of generous donors to the Schulich School of Music, the School recently hosted the return of the great pianist Menahem Pressler to the Montreal stage after an absence of many years. Pressler performed both with a quartet of Schulich faculty and with the young members of the Cecilia String Quartet, currently in residence at McGill. Read more: http://www.alumnilive365.mcgill.c
There’s nothing out of the ordinary about the way Mikah Meyer talks. His flat Nebraska accent is as unremarkable as the register in which he speaks. http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2010/04/schulich-voice-student-in-running-for-glee-role/#more-7105
The Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that Geneviève Leclair has been awarded $12,000 as the recipient of the Foundation’s 2010 advanced music study award. The 2010 award was offered in the area of orchestral conducting and was open to candidates under thirty years of age from across Canada.
McGill professor Andrew Piper participates in the panel Reading the World: The Future of the Book as part of the five-day Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival.
As part of CRÉPUQ's “Experience the Difference” video competition, all students at Quebec universities are invited to make a short video showcasing their "unique and creative vision of student life in Quebec, their particular university and the city or town where it is located."
Las raíces de la creatividad y la escritura como herramienta de autoconocimiento y solución de conflictos
Novelist, poet, essayist, scriptwriter and critic, Lucía Etxebarría, who now lives in Madrid, burst onto the literary scene in 1996 with a biography of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, and has since contributed a series of novels, collections of poetry, criticism and essays, and has won numerous prizes. 688 Sherbrooke St West, room 1025
Governor General Michaëlle Jean recently announced 75 new appointments to the Order of Canada, including a number of recipients with significant McGill connections.