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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

Pollack Hall 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, CA

Class of Andre Roy

Schulich Masterclass: Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet

Clara Lichtenstein Hall 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, CA

Schulich Masterclass: Brad Balliett, bassoon

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

Professor Mark Fewer, violin, to return to Schulich in July 2015

A valued member of the Schulich School of Music since 2007, Professor Mark Fewer was recently named a William Dawson Scholar, an award which recognizes a faculty member's outstanding and original contributions as well as their world-class caliber. Fewer is a highly-regarded soloist and chamber musician, whose performances of both classical and jazz have been described as “genre-bending”. He has appeared widely in North America and also abroad throughout Europe, Australia, and the Far East.

Published: 5Feb2015

Lecture-Recital: John Fanning, baritone

Clara Lichtenstein Hall 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, CA

2015 McGill Music Graduate Students' Symposium
Keynote lecture-recital

"The Road"

John Fanning, baritone
with Robin Wheeler, piano

New Horizons Band Students Join Education Class

Description: EDEA 472 students in their final semester of their Music Education degree are combining with volunteer members from the New Horizons Montreal Band, a intergenerational concert band now in their second year of operation. The seniors are learning how to play band instruments (most are in their 2nd year of this process), and the McGill Students are learning to become teachers.

Published: 4Feb2015

Graduate Jazz Composition Class Concert

Tanna Schulich Hall 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, CA

Class of Christine Jensen

Legendary tenor Ben Heppner to join the Schulich voice faculty

The Schulich School of Music is thrilled to announce the appointment of legendary Canadian tenor Ben Heppner to the voice faculty of the Schulich School of Music for the academic year 2015-16. One of Canada’s greatest artists, Mr. Heppner has received acclaim on the world’s most prestigious opera stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala, and the Vienna State Opera. Mr. Heppner will teach over a dozen voice students and contribute immensely to the rich and dynamic life of the Voice Area at the School.

Published: 30Jan2015