The OSM Manulife Competition is upon us once again! Featuring woodwinds, brass and voice, the 2017 edition of the competition will take place from November 21st to the 25th, with cash prizes, scholarships, recordings and concert opportunities all offered to the winners. Since 1940, the OSM Manulife Competition has provided young Canadian artists with a point of departure for their international careers.
Original article from the McGill Reporter.
"When Maïthéna Girault was announced as winner of the 2017-2018 Golden Violin Award on Oct. 29, it marked the end of one journey for her and the beginning of another.
Soon after completing his undergraduate degree at Schulich, bass trombonist William Broverman (B.Mus 2016) set out on a career path that tops the list of many music students – a full-time position in an orchestra. Now playing with the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra in Mérida, Mexico, the in-demand British Columbia native is putting his Schulich training to use in over 50 orchestral concerts a year, not to mention the other gigs filling his schedule.
Through the Catherine Thornhill Steele Visiting Artist fund, the Schulich School of Music will have the great pleasure to welcome the renowned Canadian Brass on November 13-14, as a part of Brass Days. Stéphane Lemelin, Chair of the Department of Performance, comments: “We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Canadian Brass to the Schulich School of Music. Their presence on campus will be a tremendous source of inspiration for our students.
As Prof. Edward Klorman describes it, the Schulich School of Music’s music theory program is a place of innovation and exploration.
Article provenant de Les 2 Rives.
Azimut diffusion présente Marina Thibeault dans le cadre de la série « Les p’tits dimanches ensoleillés » le 5 novembre à 11h à la salle Georges-Codling du Marché des arts Desjardins.
Pour Marina Thibeault, l’année 2016-2017 a été marqué entre autre par sa nomination à titre de « Révélation Radio-Canada » ainsi que l’obtention d’un prix de la Fondation Sylva Gelber, mais surtout par la sortie de son premier opus et la venue au monde de son premier enfant.
We are thrilled to announce that violinist Maïthéna Girault is this year's winner of the Golden Violin Award, following an exciting public competition held Sunday October 29, 2017 in Pollack Hall. Girault, accompanied by Meagan Milatz, performed the Allegro from Beethoven's Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, the Allegro Molto from Fauré's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A major, Op. 13 and finished with the virtuosic Ravel's Tzigane.
We are thrilled to announce that two of our current students have placed in the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition: Alcée Chriss in 1st place and Nicholas Capozzoli in 3rd place.
Congratuations to the Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble, who received the Montreal English Theatre Award (META) for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre for their live soundtrack to Angélique. The production also netted the award for outstanding Professional Association of Canadian Theatres production – one of the most prestigious awards of the evening.
Article provenant du Devoir.
"Après un orchestre constitué des meilleurs éléments des Conservatoires de toutes les régions rejoints par quelques glorieux diplômés (le 12 octobre à la Maison symphonique) et après l’Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal, samedi 14 octobre, il était tentant d’aller entendre une semaine plus tard l’Orchestre symphonique de McGill.
Original article from Classical Guitar Magazine.
"Montreal is rightly known for its many beautiful historic buildings, authentic French character, ice hockey, indie-rock bands, bagels, and even its smoked meats—but much less so for its classical guitar scene. Yet, through the years this vital Canadian city has developed some amazing local guitar players and composers, attracted devoted teachers and visiting legends, and nurtured a large and enthusiastic audience with a taste for virtuosos, thus inciting more and more youngsters to pick up the instrument."
Next Wednesday, October 25, a joint choir concert will feature two generations of musicians performing music that combines new and old elements.
Excerpt from CBC Radio Ideas with Paul Kennedy.
"There's a purity to music. It takes us into its own world, far removed from frustrations and challenges of daily life. But hidden within those innocent-sounding musical flourishes, there often lies a history of passionate disagreement.
Excerpt from the Montreal Gazette.
"The OSM has unveiled a 13-member selection committee to find a replacement for Kent Nagano, who leaves as music director in 2020. McGill principal Suzanne Fortier is chairperson. Former OSM managing director Zarin Mehta is titled senior adviser, which means writers will be relieved of the need to call him an éminence grise."
Blog post by Chris Maskell. Photo by Kristan Toczko.
After winning the 2016-2017 McGill Concerto Competition and completing his Graduate Diploma in Performance at Schulich, harpist Antoine Malette-Chénier is set to appear with the McGill Symphony Orchestra next Friday and Saturday night. To learn more about the work he’ll be performing and his experiences learning music in school and more, we spoke to Malette-Chénier in a recent email exchange.