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Philippe Sly remporte le Prix Jeune Soliste 2012

Le chanteur lyrique canadien Philippe Sly a remporté le Prix jeune soliste 2012 des Radios francophones publiques. Le baryton-basse, qui vient de terminer son baccalauréat à l'Université McGill en chant classique, est nouvellement membre de l'ensemble lyrique du Canadian Opera Company à Toronto. En mars, il figurait parmi les cinq gagnants des Auditions 2011 de l'Opéra Métropolitain à New York.

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Published on : 19 Oct 2011

Canadian International Organ Competition reveals intricacy of organ playing

Jens Korndörfer, a doctoral student a McGill, took home the second prize of $15,000, along with the $2,000 Liszt prize for the best interpretation of the composer's Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen. The $5,000 third prize was went to Balthasar Baumgartner and Frenchman (and now Montreal resident) Jean-Willy Kunz, D.Mus.(McGill), who took home the $4,000 Richard Bradshaw audience prize.

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Published on : 18 Oct 2011

Alfred Brendel, retired from piano performance, has taken up lectures, master classes and writing

Yes, Alfred Brendel, retired from piano performance but not the music circuit, might be the right man to give a talk titled Does Classical Music Have to Be Entirely Serious? in Pollack Hall. The Beatty Memorial Lecture, next Saturday, is the centrepiece of a Brendel weekend at McGill's Schulich School of Music.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2011

$20,000 in her pocket; Former Schulich Student Heads to London to Study

She's a talented Ottawa violinist who dreams of an orchestral career, so Yolanda Bruno says she's thrilled to begin graduate studies at London's prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. At 21, the McGill University grad with a long string of prizes behind her is working with a teacher she says is inspiring. And she's living in a city where she can hear the world's great orchestras ...

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Published on : 04 Oct 2011

Schulich's Susie Napper Among «FEMMES DE MÉRITE» Honorees

Onze «femmes de mérite» ont pris part hier à la 18e Soirée-bénéfice de la Fondation Y des femmes durant laquelle chacune d'elles a été honorée pour son apport dans un secteur d'activité. Parmi celles-ci, mentionnons la musicienne Susie Napper (Arts et culture), professeure à l'école de musique Schulich.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2011

Former Schulich Student Debuts in Munich

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.

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Published on : 23 Sep 2011

Former Schulich Students Members of the 2011-12 Opera Lyra Ottawa Studio

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).

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Published on : 20 Sep 2011

Schulich Doctoral Candidate David Benson Granted AES Educational Foundation 2011 Award

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.

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Published on : 14 Sep 2011

CIRMMT Student Member David Sears Awarded Grand Prize for Student Research at SMPC 2011

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.

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Published on : 23 Aug 2011

An Aria to Success

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 ...

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Published on : 08 Aug 2011

Schulich student, Bénédicte Lauzière, inaugural winner of the Canada Council Michael Measures Prize

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.

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Published on : 04 Aug 2011

Schulich Students Winners of Seven 2011 SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers

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.

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Published on : 18 Jul 2011

Schulich students finalists in Naxos Recording Competition

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.

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Published on : 12 Jul 2011

Rave reviews for Schulich: Margot Rood, Arminè Kassabian and Cairan Ryan in Così fan tutte

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.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2011

Schulich student top prize winner at le Prix d’Europe 2011

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.

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Published on : 14 Jun 2011