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Renowned violist Steven Dann appointed to Schulich String Faculty

The Schulich School of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of internationally-renowned violist Steven Dann as Catherine Thornhill Steele Chair in Viola starting September 2015, for a period of three years. Steven Dann's career has covered a wealth of violistic possibilities. As principal viola of some of the world's leading orchestras, as a veteran of the string quartet and chamber music world, as soloist and recitalist and as a dedicated teacher.

Published: 13Feb2015

Thierry Tidrow, BMus 09 awarded Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music

The Composition Area of the Schulich School of Music is pleased to announce that one of its former students, Thierry Tidrow (BMus, Honours Composition and Major Music Theory, 2009) is the recipient of the 2014 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music. During his bachelor's program, Mr. Tidrow studied composition with Professors Christoph Neidhöfer and Brian Cherney.

An interview with Thierry Tidrow about his winning work may be found on the website of the Canada Council for the Arts (see sidebar)

Published: 12Feb2015

Grammy Awards for Professor Richard King.


Professor Richard King received two Grammy awards this past weekend in the categories of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album ("Bass & Mandolin"  Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer) and Best Orchestral Performance (John Adams: "City Noir"  David Robertson, conductor, St. Louis Symphony)  both on the Nonesuch label.  With these two latest awards, Prof. King now has a total of 14 Grammy awards. 

Published: 11Feb2015

CBC/McGill Series: CBC Next! Young Artists Series

25Feb201519:30
Redpath Hall 3461 rue McTavish (McTavish Gates), Montreal, QC, H3A 2K6, CA

Come and hear four young classical artists, including the winner of the Golden Violin Competition in 2014.

Presented as part of the Festival Montréal en lumières.

For more information please consult: cbcmusic.ca/mcgill

 

CBC/McGill Series: CBC Next! Young Artists Series

23Feb201519:30
Redpath Hall 3461 rue McTavish (McTavish Gates), Montreal, QC, H3A 2K6, CA

Come and hear four young classical artists, including the winner of the Golden Violin Competition in 2014.

Presented as part of the Festival Montréal en lumières.

Another great review for pianist Stéphane Lemelin's CD of Pierné and Vierne quintets.

Chair of Music Performance Stéphane Lemein has recently released a CD of piano quintets with the Quatuor Arthur-Leblanc. Read more from Le Devoir critique Christophe Huss's February 6th review in which he describes the recording  as 'intelligently programmed- a real jewel.'  (Full review in French) 

Quintettes avec piano de Pierné et Vierne

ATMA ACD2 2384

Quatuor Arthur-Leblanc, Stéphane Lemelin (piano).

 

Published: 10Feb2015

Master's Recital: Marina Thibeault, viola

24Feb201519:00
Pollack Hall 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, CA

Class of Andre Roy

Schulich Masterclass: Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet

24Feb201519:30
Clara Lichtenstein Hall 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, CA

Schulich Masterclass: Brad Balliett, bassoon

24Feb201509:30
New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. W., Room A-832/33 CA

"Bassoon Extended Techniques, Composing for the Bassoon"

Doctoral Student Laura Risk awarded a Prix Mnémo for her CD Musique et chanson de la Gaspésie, Douglastown

Risk produced  an archival CD for a community in the Gaspé, and the prize recognizes the remarkable docmentation or research in a field connected to dance, music, song, and traditional Francophone storytelling within the Americas.    The CD was the result of extensive research into the musical traditions of the Gaspé community.  Laura Risk and her collaborator Glen Patterson first digitized and catalogued over 70 hours of recordings and then selected the 46 tracks that are found on the recording.  The CD is accompanied by a bilingual booklet which also contains photographs. 

 

Published: 6Feb2015

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