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Classical pianist Christopher Kusuhara , a 20-year-old native of Burnaby, BC and a third year Bachelor of Music student studying with Kyoko Hashimoto has been awarded a Developing Artist grant from the Hnatyshyn Foundation. The foundation awards grants of 10 000$ to young artists in many disciplines.
Success of current and former McGill students in 2013 edition of SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers
Several current and former McGill composition students awarded in the 2013 edition of the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers. Ashkan Behzadi (BMus, 2011) studied with Chris Paul Harman and Brian Cherney -Second Prize, Sir Ernest MacMillan Awards
Flutist Lara Deutsch, graduate student of Timothy Hutchins wins the 9th Annual Ottawa Chamber Orchestra Competition
The Annual Ottawa Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition provides the opportunity for accomplished, young instrumentalists or vocalists to gain experience performing as soloists with a full sized orchestra.
The Board of Directors and Artistic Director Boris Brott of the McGill Chamber Orchestra (MCO) are pleased to announce two important appointments. Effective immediately, the organization welcomes Taras Kulish as its new Executive Director and Jean-Sébastien Roy as its new concertmaster.
New York Times review of Schulich School of Music's Professor Dr. Jacqueline Leclair with Ensemble Signal
Article review of Schulich School of Music's Dr. Jacqueline Leclair, Woodwind Area Chair, performing with Ensemble Signal. Read more
The violinist Andrew Dawes, (who held the inaugural Catherine Thornhill Steel Chair from September 1, 2006 to April 30, 2007) has been awarded a Governor General's Lifetime Artistic Achievement award. Dawes will receive the award, and a cash prize of $25,000 in a ceremony to be held May 31, 2013 in Ottawa.
Two winning groups emerged from the McGill Chamber Music Competition held Tuesday, April 16 in Tanna Schulich Hall. The jury consisted of Profs. Fewer, Haimovitz, Hashimoto and Kestenberg, and the event was chaired by Prof. McNabney. Members of the jury remarked on the dedication, excellence and general enthusiasm that all participants demonstrated. Prizes were for two international exchange trips and were awarded as follows: An exchange visit with the Royal Conservatory of the Hague Dakota Martin, flute
Diego Espinosa Cruz Gonzalez (DMus, Percussion) and José Luís Aguirre Galindo (MMus, Sound Recording) have won $10,000 for the realization of a collaborative recording project involving the innovative artistic use of music technology.
Jean-Willy Kunz studied piano and organ at the Conservatory in Grenoble and continued at the Conservatory in Lyon. He studied jazz piano at the Conservatory in Lyon and founded a saxophone and organ duo with Frédéric Lagoutte. He then studied organ and harpsichord with Mireille Lagacé at the Conservatoire de Montréal and completed his doctorate in organ in 2011 at McGill University with John Grew. That year he also won third prize and the Richard-Bradshaw audience prize at the Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal.
McGill grad Leonard Cohen gets 3 Juno nominations, including Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year; Elizabeth Shepherd (Vocal Jazz Album); Joel Miller (Contemporary Jazz Album); Jennifer Gasoi (Children's Album); Old Man Luedecke (Roots & Traditional Album); Dragonette's Dan Kurtz (Dance Recording); Jazz Album category, scoring 3 of 5 nominations: François Houle, Joel Miller & Rafael Zaldivar; Juno for Music DVD of the Year: McGill grads (and brothers) Pierre and François Lamoureux for Pat Metheny's The Orchestrion Project; Nominated for a Juno for Instrumental Album o