Music in the News news
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.
CBC music named McGill Symphony opening concert as one of 20 outstanding Canadian orchestral concerts to look for in 2013-14 season. It is the only student orchestra to be included, and joins a who's who of top Canadian professional ensembles. Read more (CBC Music website)
Doctoral composition student Jimmie Leblanc named July laureate in the Societé et culture section of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles award by the Fond de recherche du Québec for his paper 'Xenakis' Aesthetic Project: The Paradoxes of a Formalist Intuition.' Read more
The Schulich School of Music welcomes Georgina Born, Professor of Music and Anthropology at Oxford University and Professorial Fellow of Mansfield College, to McGill and Montreal. Professor Born will hold the Schulich Distinguished Visiting Chair in Music from 2013 to 2015.
Recent Schulich grads Camille Renaud and Maria Fuller awarded first and second places at the National Music Festival
Congratulations to Camille Renaud, trombone, for winning first place and to Maria Fuller, piano, for winning second place in their respective categories at the National Music Festival. The National Music Festival is organized annually by the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals (www.fcmf.org) and was held August 7-10 2013 at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Ontario.
Early Music Doctoral Student Gili Loftus awarded 2nd Prize & Audience Prize at International Competition (updated)
Update (August 9, 2013): Schulich Doctoral Student Gili Loftus, pianoforte, has been awarded the 2nd Prize and Audience Prize at the 2013 Bruges International Musica Antiqua Competition.
L'été, c'est fait pour jouer. Et de jeunes musiciens appliquent la règle à la lettre. Ils participaient au Camp Band de garage organisé à l'école de musique Schulich de l'Université McGill à Montréal.
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.