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Former Schulich Student(Stefano Algieri), Isabelle Nicolas, Soprano (M.Mus. '11, B.Mus. 'o9) will make her Debut in Munich in November in the Role of Melia in Mozart's APLOLLO ET HYACHITHUS with the Freis Opernensemble München.
Opera Lyra Ottawa announced this season's members of its opera training program, the OLO Opera Studio. Included are two former Schulich School of Music students. Arminè Kassabian, mezzo-soprano, B.Mus., M.Mus., Art.Dip. (Prof. Thérèse Sévadjian and in conjunction with Opera McGill, Olivier Godin, Patrick Hansen and François Racine) and David Lafleur, tenor, B.Mus., M.Mus. (Prof. Stefano Algieri).
The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2011 AES Educational Grants for Graduate Studies in Audio Engineering and related fields. This year's John Eargle Scholar is David Benson, who will receive a PhD from Schulich School of Music, McGill University. The Eargle award is given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music.
Doctoral candidate David Sears has been awarded the Grand Prize for Student Research at the 2011 Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference, held August 11-14 in Rochester, New York. The award was for his presentation entitled "The Perception of Cadential Closure in Mozart's Keyboard Sonatas," co-authored by Schulich Professors William Caplin and Stephen McAdams.
McGill's Schulich School of Music preaches that talented singers must also be willing to work hard. When 22-year-old Philippe Sly sang in March at a Metropolitan Opera competition, he was bringing his four years of vocal training at McGill's Schulich School of Music onto the stage, along with his formidable talent… "Phil has talent and a huge work ethic," says voice teacher Sandford Sylvan ...
Bénédicte Lauzière, a 21 year-old violinist from Montreal and student of Professor Jonathan Crow, is the first-ever winner of the Canada Council Michael Measures Prize. The prize will provide Ms. Lauzière with $15,000. "We are delighted to partner with the National Youth Orchestra Canada in investing in young Canadian talent," said Robert Sirman, Director & CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Seven 2011 SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers awarded to five current or former McGill composition students: Eliot Britton: M.Mus.(2009)(Sean Ferguson), Zosha Di Castri: B.Mus. (2008)(Brian Cherney), Beavan Flanagan: B.Mus. (2010)(Jean Lesage, Chris Harman, John Rea), Jordan Pal: B.Mus.(J.Lesage), Darren Russo: B.Mus.(2011)(Chris Harman), Haralabos Stafylakis: B.Mus.(2010)(J.Lesage, C.
Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music, is pleased to announce five finalists in the Naxos Recording Competition it is co-sponsoring with the Naxos label. Schulich School of Music congratulates Recordare: Vincent Lauzer, Alexa Raine-Wright, recorders, Camille Paquette-Roy, baroque cello, Mark Edwards, harpsichord.
Schulich School of Music alumnae, soprano Margot Rood (former student of Sandford Sylvan and Valerie Kinslow), mezzo-soprano Arminè Kassabian (Thérèse Sevadjian), and baritone Cairan Ryan (Sandford Sylvan) receive rave reviews in Green Mountain Opera's production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte.
Schulich student top prize winner at le Prix d’Europe 2011 Charles Richard-Hamelin, B.Mus. student of Prof. Sara Laimon, was the $25,000 grand prize winner of the 2011 Prix d’Europe. He also collected the $5,000 TD Bank Award for being the top ranked pianist in the keyboard category.
Other Schulich 2011 Prix d’Europe winners include percussionist Isabelle Tardiff, violinist Victor Fournelle-Blain, trumpeter Andreas Stoltzfus, violinist Carissa Klopoushak, pianist Gaspard Tanguay-Labrosse, and soprano Janna Miller.
After his performance of Colline in Opera McGill production of La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini last January, Gordon Bintner will perform the role again with Angers-Nantes Opera, in Angers in April and in Nantes in May 2012.
FRAICHEMENT DIPLOMÉE DE McGILL, ELLE A DES ENGAGEMENTS EN FRANCE ET AUX ÉTATS-UNIS JUSQU'EN 2013. Il y a des choses qui se sentent. Par exemple, qu'une certaine Marie-Eve Munger, 30 ans, ravissante brune originaire du pays des bleuets, pourrait être un de ces jours prochains une vedette du monde de l'opéra. Le chemin parcouru en deux ou trois ans de vie professionnelle est déjà impressionnant.
Charles Richard-Hamelin, 21-year old Montrealer on scholarship at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, has won First Prize at the 2011 TSO National Piano Competition. In addition to an $8,000 cash prize, Hamelin will perform a concerto with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Roy Thomson Hall.
Congratulations to students of Stefano Algieri, who took the top two prizes at the Clermont-Pépin festival held last weekend. First prize went to tenor Tonatiuh Abrego, and second prize was awarded to bass Jaakob Palasvirta.