The Schulich School of Music is delighted to announce that violinist Violaine Melançon will be joining the string faculty as Associate Professor, beginning August 1st, 2018.
Currently, Dr. Lisa Lorenzino, Professor of Music Education, is in southern Chile with seven current and former Schulich School of Music Students as part of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas Global Leaders Program. After three days of seminars and meetings, the students have moved to a variety of locations throughout southern Chile to keep students active in free after-school music programs designed to empower youth. They will also be active as performers in the various communities.
Timothy Ledger, a current doctoral student who won the 2017-18 Classical Concerto Competition back in November 2017, is set to perform with the McGill Symphony Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni. To learn more about this opportunity, we spoke to Timothy in a recent email exchange.
Original article from CBC Music.
"Over a year ago, the executives at Analekta Records approached Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, to help them spearhead a three-year, three-album initiative that would focus a spotlight on OSM musicians in a chamber music setting."
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Since their founding in 2006, the percussion ensemble Sixtrum has been striving for “excellence and the thrill of discovery in aims to become a reference in the percussion world of tomorrow.” Made up of six virtuosic and multi-talented performers, Noam Bierstone (current Schulich DMus student in percussion), Joao Catalao, Julien Grégoire, Philip Hornsey, Kristie Ibrahim (Part-time Instructor at the Schulich School of Music) and Fabrice Marandola (Percussion Area Chair and Professor at the Schulich School of Music), the ensemble
Finalists for the Conseil québécois de la musique's 21e Prix Opus have officially been announced, and once again the Schulich community is well represented! Established in 1996 to highlight the excellence and diversity of Québec's musical offering, les Prix Opus delivers annually to artists throughout a variety of categories. This year's winners will be announced February 4, 2018 at Salle Bourgie.
Excerpt taken from the McGill Reporter.
After several years of research into Armenian music, violinist Nuné Melik, a doctoral student at the Schulich School of Music, is making waves with her debut album Hidden Treasure: Classical Armenian Music for Violin and Piano. Born in Siberia, Melik has Armenian, Georgian and Jewish roots. After her move to Montreal in 2009, she began to explore the music of composers from her upbringing in her fight for inclusivity in classical music, "recording not what she knows will make her famous, but what she believes needs to
Article provenant du site lemonde.fr
« Deux disques publiés par le même label en moins d’un an ! C’est rare pour un compositeur d’aujourd’hui, mais Philippe Leroux (58 ans) n’est pas n’importe qui. Aussi éclairant que le CD paru en janvier, De la percussion, le programme interprété par le Meitar Ensemble donne une bonne idée de ce que constitue l’expérience Leroux pour l’auditeur. »
Original article from Ludwig Van Toronto.
"Of the current crop of fresh young Canadian classical voices, mezzo Simone McIntosh has that rare quality that makes the listener sit up and take notice. She combines a beautiful, well focused, gleaming high mezzo with an innate theatricality that bodes well for the future.
Original article from My Scena:
"Originally from Sherbrooke, pianist Tristan Longval-Gagné, fell into the “musical pot” early. In fact, his parents were both musicians and ran a music school in their home. He is now proudly a co-owner and teaches at the school. His first memories are therefore inevitably related to music and to his piano-teaching father, Tristan’s first teacher.
After a very exciting final round held on Saturday, December 2nd in Pollack Hall, we are excited to announce that soprano Anna-Sophie Neher is this year’s winner of the Wirth Vocal Prize. Alongside collaborative pianist Esther Gonthier, Anna-Sophie performed works by Mozart, Morlock, Poulenc, Wolf and Rossini to secure the title.
Hosted by the Montreal Bach Festival 2017 and presented at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, two public masterclasses were held November 29th to 30th with acclaimed tenor Julian Prégardien featuring students from le Conservatoire, Université de Montréal and the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.
Voice area chair Stefano Algieri describes:
Thanks to an exciting initiative, graduate conducting students at the Schulich School of Music are now eligible to receive a substantial new award – the Hnatyshyn Foundation Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Fellowship in Conducting. Launched at Schulich in September 2017, the $15,000 Fellowship will be awarded to an exceptional Canadian graduate student at Schulich as of the 2018-19 school year.
(Blog post by Chris Maskell)
Violinist Mark Fewer is well-known for his ability to fit seamlessly into a variety of musical situations, from harpsichord duets to Juno-winning jazz albums. This Friday, December 1, Montreal audiences will be able to hear him in yet another setting as he appears as the soloist on Ligeti’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra along with the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble. We spoke to Fewer in a recent email exchange to learn more about this upcoming performance.