McGill University is proud to present the degree of doctor honoris causa to a great name on the Quebec cultural scene, Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
"Prince, the superstar American singer-songwriter known for his incredible musicianship, diverse appeal across multiple genres and cavalcade of award-winning hits, has died at age 57." (CBC)
Schulich organ students Stephen Boda and Helen Tucker won first and second prize in the Royal Canadian College of Organists National competition in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in conjunction with the Winnipeg Organ Festival. They are students of Hans-Ola Ericsson.
Sometimes an artist’s most meaningful projects arise by chance, in everyday interactions, rather than through any grand plan. So, it seems, was the case with the intrepid cellist Matt Haimovitz, whose latest enthusiasm came about in the halls of McGill University, where he has been on the faculty for more than a decade.
Article from the The Boston Globe.
Wherever he goes, Baptiste Rodrigues carries with him the memory of his grandparents. In his violin case, he keeps the Legion of Honour awarded to his grandfather, a hero of the Second World War, and a photo of his grandmother, whom he lived with as a teenager.