Nicole Biamonte wanted to write her PhD dissertation on the music of Rush, the Canadian rock group. But her professors at Yale convinced her that Beethoven was a safer bet.
Jeremy Chaulk, doctoral student (Prof. Kyoko Hashimoto), was awarded 2nd prize at the International Alkan-Zimmerman Piano Competition in Athens, Greece. Congratulations!
McGill violin professor Mark Fewer has won the Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year at this weekend's Juno Awards for his album titled Changing Seasons, recorded with the Phil Dwyer Orchestra. CHANGING SEASONS is inspired by John Coltrane as much as Vivaldi, and the combination of a large band with horns and a massed string section integrates these diverse musical elements ...
Doctor of Music candidate Elinor Frey (student of Susie Napper and Matt Haimovitz) is the winner of Ensemble Transmission's Emerging Artist competition. Congratulations!
Alex Read, a student of Denise Lupien in the GPPD (and former undergrad student of Tom Williams) has just been appointed Asst Principal 2nd Violin in the Sydney Symphony. The Sydney Symphony is a world-renowned orchestra in residence at Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House. Congratulations to Alex!
Beavan Flanagan, a MMus student in composition (supervisor John Rea), is one of thirteen young composers from around the world who have been nominated for the Gaudeamus Prize 2012 in the Netherlands.
Violist Isaac Chalk has been named the 2011-2012 recipient of the Schulich School of Music’s coveted Golden Violin Award. Chalk becomes the sixth winner of the $20,000 award, the largest of its kind for a music student in Canada.
Congratulations to Chelsea Mahan, student of Joanne Kolomyjec, the first place winner of the 2012 Gordon Wallis Competition held this weekend in Saskatoon. She won a $5,000.00 scholarship as well as two concert performances with the Saskatoon Symphony and the Regina Symphony.
Congratulations to Eric Abramovitz, clarinettist-winner of the Brass/Woodwind/Percussion Competition last evening by a unanimous vote. He's a student of Alain Desgagné and performed the Copland Concerto.
Schulich School of Music's violin professor Mark Fewer has been nominated along with the Phil Dwyer Orchestra for his participation on the recording "Changing Seasons". Mark thanks Professors Kevin Dean, Gordon Foote, Douglas McNabney and all the students and alumni who premiered the work at McGill in November 2010.
Vincent Lauzer a 23 ans. Ses amis, ses confrères de l’Université McGill et les nombreux acteurs du milieu de la musique ancienne sont unanimes : il est l’un des jeunes musiciens les plus brillants de sa génération.
An international team of scholars led by Julie Cumming, Associate Dean of McGill’s Schulich School of Music, is among the winners of the second Digging into Data Challenge, a competition to promote innovative humanities and social-science research using large-scale data analysis.
Gordon Bintner sings his way to the top prize at the 72nd edition of the OSM Standard Life competition
Gordon Bintner (a student of Sanford Sylvan), a bass-baritone, sang his way to the top prize at the 72nd edition of the OSM Standard Life competition which earned him a $10,000 scholarship when he won the voice category. As the grand-prize winner, he receives another $10,000 scholarship. He is also to receive several opportunities to perform and showcase his winning talents.
McGill Professor Richard King has been nominated in the 54th Annual Grammy Awards for his work on GLAZUNOV:COMPLETE CONCERTOS (Richard King, engineer (José Serebrier, Alexey Serov, Wen-Sinn Yang, Alexander Romanovsky, Rachel Barton Pine, Marc Chisson & Russian National Orchestra) [Warner Classics]. The Award Ceremony will be held on February 8, 2012.