The violinist Andrew Dawes, (who held the inaugural Catherine Thornhill Steel Chair from September 1, 2006 to April 30, 2007) has been awarded a Governor General's Lifetime Artistic Achievement award. Dawes will receive the award, and a cash prize of $25,000 in a ceremony to be held May 31, 2013 in Ottawa.
Two winning groups emerged from the McGill Chamber Music Competition held Tuesday, April 16 in Tanna Schulich Hall. The jury consisted of Profs. Fewer, Haimovitz, Hashimoto and Kestenberg, and the event was chaired by Prof. McNabney. Members of the jury remarked on the dedication, excellence and general enthusiasm that all participants demonstrated.
Prizes were for two international exchange trips and were awarded as follows:
An exchange visit with the Royal Conservatory of the Hague