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It goes without saying that following the tragic disaster of July 6, 2013, residents of Lac Mégantic need all the support that can be provided to them, and times of tragedy, music can be a tremendous comfort. It was in this spirit that Robert Roy, organizer of cultural events in Lac Mégantic, asked Rémi Bolduc, saxophonist and professor at McGill University , to take part in a weekend of concerts for residents with the aim of offering a moment of serenity to all who would attend. Prof.
24 year old violinist Yolanda Bruno was named the 2013 Grand Prize Winner at the Standard Life OSM Competition this past weekend. Her prize includes a performance with the OSM under the direction of Edward Gardner on December 11, at the Maison symphonique, recitals and performances across Canada and South America, as well as broadcasts and recordings at the Radio-Canada studios and residencies at the Banff and Orford Arts Centers. Schulich student Emily Belvedere was awarded a prize for the best performance of a Canadian work for harp.
Julia Dokter received the 2013 Noah Greenberg award for outstanding research/performance projects for her research/performance project into 17th-century tactus and tempo and the application of this research to the music of Matthias Weckmann. She is a doctoral candidate in organ performance (D.Mus., 2014) studying under Hans-Ola Ericsson. She holds a Bachelor of Music (McMaster University, Canada), a Masters of Arts in Music Theory (McGill University, Canada), and a Masters of Organ Performance (McGill University). Related Links:
Angel Heart Review in the NYT Read about it here "And we were very inspired by that and also by Matt and his ensemble. Uccello is an ensemble of his best students at McGill. Their ideas of mentoring these students is not just to deliver them classical music and say this is what you should know about — they're saying, 'Come with me and be a part of this and come on stage and perform with me.'"
Research-Creation, the practice of combining creative and academic approaches to research, celebrated in an unusual conference held recently at the Schulich School of Music. Read more
In advance of the season-opening production of Ain’t Misbehavin’, the musical’s co-creator, Murray Horwitz, will take part in the traditional Sunday @ the Segal on September 29 at 11 a.m. He will be joined by director of opera at McGill University, Patrick Hansen.
This is Christine’s second year at McGill. She is working towards her Masters in Music in Orchestral Performance and studying with Robert Crowley, who was the principal clarinet of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal. Alongside that, she is a member of the Orchestre Philharmonique Musiciens Etudiants de Montreal, she did work with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, and she’s preparing for an audition with The Albany Symphony in October. Read more
Rebecca Dowd, student of Annamaria Popescu, has been selected as one of six finalists for the "V International Competition Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli", which is a competition featuring baroque vocal music. The finals take place October 4-7, 2013. Read more
Schulich School of Music's harpsichordist Hank Knox is on fire this month. He releases an all-J.S. Bach album on the early-music.com label, and then on Sept. 17 he takes his harpsichord on the road for a two-week Home Routes concert tour of northern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. This, in addition to teaching harpsichord and continuo at McGill University's Schulich School of Music, where he also conducts the McGill Baroque Orchestra.