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Announcing the appointment of pianist Stéphane Lemelin as Chair of Music Performance

Well-known to audiences across Canada as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist, Stéphane Lemelin is equally reputed as a skilled university administrator, most recently as the Director of the School of Music at the University of Ottawa. He is also a dedicated pedagogue who has been teaching at university-level for 28 years and has given masterclasses around the world. Formerly a member of Trio Hochelaga, he is the Artistic Director of the Prince Edward County Music Festival, held in Ontario.

Published: 20 Feb 2014

Violinist Victor Fournelle-Blain wins the string category of the McGill Concerto Competition

Violinist Victor Fournelle-Blain is the strings category  winner of the 2014 McGillConcerto Competition.  On Sunday, Victor performed  his winning rendition of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Op. 64 and will perform with the McGill Symphony Orchestra in the 2014-2015 season. The award comes with the recently established Mary Feher Prize, a substantial cash award given for the first time this competition.  Currently an Artist Diploma student at Schulich, Victor is  a graduate of the Conservatoire de Montréal and of Yale University.

Published: 17 Feb 2014

Esteli Gomez and Brian Losch are the latest Schulich Grads to win Grammys

Esteli Gomez received a GRAMMY Award in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance Category with her ensemble A Roomful of Teeth.  While at Schulich, soprano Esteli Gomez studied with Prof. Sanford Sylvan.  Her ensemble’s self-titled debut album, was  nominated in three categories- Best Engineer for Classical Album, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, and Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Caroline Shaw’s Partita for 8 voices.

Published: 29 Jan 2014

Noted Violinist and string pedagogue Felicia Moye to join the Schulich School of Music string faculty.

The Schulich School of Music announces the appointment of Violin Professor Felicia Moye beginning August 1st, 2014.

 “We are tremendously pleased to welcome Felicia Moye as a member of our string faculty. Felicia has had an extraordinary career as first violinist of the Miami String Quartet, as a versatile orchestral and chamber musician, and as a soloist.  She brings a wealth of experience to the school, complementing the current string area faculty. Her easy, confident teaching style is most impressive.  She is a born pedagogue.”

Published: 27 Jan 2014

Zihua Tan (student of John Rea - DMus program) wins composition prize in Thailand

Mahidol University's College of Music (Bangkok), in collaboration with Goethe-Institut (Thailand), recently hosted the "Young Composers in Southeast Asia Competition & Festival 2013". The event invited composers from Southeast Asia to present their compositions. Ten composers were selected by international jury members to attend a workshop to present their credentials and discuss on their outstanding pieces.

Published: 23 Jan 2014

Ms. Constance V. Pathy named to the Order of Canada.

Ms. Constance V. Pathy  is among the 90 newest appointees to the Order of Canada, announced December 30th, 2013  by former McGill principal David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The honour, established in 1967 by the Queen, recognizes contributions to Canada; its motto, desiderantes meliorem patriam, means "they desire a better country." Appointees are made on the recommendation of an independent advisory council headed by Canada's Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Beverley McLachlin. Constance V.

Published: 7 Jan 2014

Faculty and Grads of Schulich nominated for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards

This year three members of the Schulich family are up for Grammy awards: recent graduates Esteli Gomez, and Brian Losch, as well as Prof. Matt Haimovitz.  While at Schulich, soprano Esteli Gomez studied with Prof. Sanford Sylvan.

Published: 18 Dec 2013

Conseil Québecois de la musique announces finalists for the Prix Opus Season 2012-2013

Congratulations to our many Schulich professors, alumni who have been announced as finalists for 17th Annual PRIX OPUS awards.  Watch for the announcement of the winners on January 26, 2014.


Published: 9 Dec 2013

Music grad makes final round in 'Arabs got Talent'

Grad Jennifer Grout (BMus'12) makes it to the final round of 'Arabs Got Talent'.

See Jennifer's performance here

Read more -  NY Times  /  The Guardian

Published: 5 Dec 2013

Schulich Jazz students and professor share their music with residents of Lac Mégantic

It goes without saying that following the tragic disaster of July 6, 2013, residents of Lac Mégantic need all the support that can be provided to them, and  times of tragedy, music can be a tremendous comfort. It was in this spirit that Robert Roy, organizer of cultural events in Lac Mégantic, asked Rémi Bolduc, saxophonist and professor at McGill University , to take part in a weekend of concerts for residents with the aim of offering a moment of serenity to all who would attend.  Prof.

Published: 2 Dec 2013

Schulich alum Yolanda Bruno and student Emily Belvedere shine at the Standard Life OSM Competition

24 year old violinist Yolanda Bruno was named the 2013 Grand Prize Winner at the Standard Life OSM Competition this past weekend.  Her prize includes a  performance with the OSM under the direction of Edward Gardner on December 11, at the Maison symphonique, recitals and performances across Canada and South America, as well as broadcasts and recordings at the Radio-Canada studios and residencies at the Banff and Orford Arts Centers.

Schulich student Emily Belvedere was awarded a prize for the best performance of a Canadian work for harp.  

Published: 26 Nov 2013