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Success of current and former McGill students in 2013 edition of SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers

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Published: 25 Jun 2013

Socan Foundation Awards for Young Composers

 

 Several current and former McGill composition students awarded in the 2013 edition of the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers.

Ashkan Behzadi (BMus, 2011) studied with Chris Paul Harman and Brian Cherney
-Second Prize, Sir Ernest MacMillan Awards

Taylor Brook (MMus, 2010) studied with Brian Cherney
-Second Prize (tie), Serge Garant Awards

Marielle Groven (MMus, 2009) studied with Brian Cherney
-First Prize, Serge Garant Awards
-John Weinzweig Grand Prize (for best overall work)

Alec Hall (BMus, 2007) studied with Denys Bouliane and Christoph Neidhöfer
-Second Prize (tie), Serge Garant Awards

James O'Callaghan (MMus, current) studies with Philippe Leroux
-First Prize, Hugh Le Caine Awards

Matthew Ricketts (BMus, 2009) studied with Brian Cherney, Chris Paul Harman and John Rea
-Third Prize, Serge Garant Awards

Marie-Claire Saindon (BMus, 2007) studied with Jean Lesage and Chris Paul Harman
-First Prize (tie), Godfrey Ridout Awards

Stephen Spencer (BMus, 2012) studied with Chris Paul Harman and Philippe Leroux
-Second Prize, Hugh Le Caine Awards

Haralabos Stafylakis (BMus, 2010) studied with Chris Paul Harman and Jean Lesage
-Third Prize, Sir Ernest MacMillan Awards

-Third Prize, Godfrey Ridout Awards

Key statistics:
-the competition's highest honour, the John Weinzweig Grand Prize for the work judged best overall, was awarded to Marielle Groven, a former McGill student;
-11 of 18 citations were made to current or former McGill students;
-9 of the 13 compsers named are current or former McGill students;
-3 of the 5 first prizes were awarded to current or former McGill students;
-former McGill student Haralabos Stafylakis received prizes in two different categories.

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