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Nouveau record d'occupation, de part et d'autre de la rampe, hier soir à l'Orchestre symphonique des étudiants de McGill. Sur la scène remplie jusqu'à déborder, ils étaient plus d'une centaine, avec leurs instruments, pour la gigantesque Troisième de Mahler, tant et si bien qu'il fallut poster au milieu de la salle, parmi les spectateurs, les deux chœurs qui interviennent à la fin de l'œuvre.
« Notre école de musique est l'une des plus renommées en Amérique du Nord et elle contribue à la réputation de l'université», lance avec fierté Lisa Lorenzino, directrice du département d'éducation de l'École de musique Schulich, affiliée à l'Université McGill. « Et moi, je puis le dire, je suis extrêmement heureuse d'y enseigner, puisque c'est un milieu riche [au plan culturel]. »
Prof. Stephen McAdams, director of Schulich School of Music's Music Perception and Cognition Lab has been renewed as Canada Research Chair in Music Perception and Cognition.
Anthony Tan, a Ph.D. student in the composition program (supervisors John Rea and Sean Ferguson), is one of six recepients of the Encouragement Prize during the 2011 Giga-Hertz Award for electronic music. This award comes from the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany. Anthony Tan will be heading to Karlsruhe in November 2011 in order to receive his prize, and to begin the planning for his new composition.
Le chanteur lyrique canadien Philippe Sly a remporté le Prix jeune soliste 2012 des Radios francophones publiques. Le baryton-basse, qui vient de terminer son baccalauréat à l'Université McGill en chant classique, est nouvellement membre de l'ensemble lyrique du Canadian Opera Company à Toronto. En mars, il figurait parmi les cinq gagnants des Auditions 2011 de l'Opéra Métropolitain à New York.
Jens Korndörfer, a doctoral student a McGill, took home the second prize of $15,000, along with the $2,000 Liszt prize for the best interpretation of the composer's Variations on Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen. The $5,000 third prize was went to Balthasar Baumgartner and Frenchman (and now Montreal resident) Jean-Willy Kunz, D.Mus.(McGill), who took home the $4,000 Richard Bradshaw audience prize.
Yes, Alfred Brendel, retired from piano performance but not the music circuit, might be the right man to give a talk titled Does Classical Music Have to Be Entirely Serious? in Pollack Hall. The Beatty Memorial Lecture, next Saturday, is the centrepiece of a Brendel weekend at McGill's Schulich School of Music.
She's a talented Ottawa violinist who dreams of an orchestral career, so Yolanda Bruno says she's thrilled to begin graduate studies at London's prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. At 21, the McGill University grad with a long string of prizes behind her is working with a teacher she says is inspiring. And she's living in a city where she can hear the world's great orchestras ...
Onze «femmes de mérite» ont pris part hier à la 18e Soirée-bénéfice de la Fondation Y des femmes durant laquelle chacune d'elles a été honorée pour son apport dans un secteur d'activité. Parmi celles-ci, mentionnons la musicienne Susie Napper (Arts et culture), professeure à l'école de musique Schulich.
Former Schulich Student(Stefano Algieri), Isabelle Nicolas, Soprano (M.Mus. '11, B.Mus. 'o9) will make her Debut in Munich in November in the Role of Melia in Mozart's APLOLLO ET HYACHITHUS with the Freis Opernensemble München.
Opera Lyra Ottawa announced this season's members of its opera training program, the OLO Opera Studio. Included are two former Schulich School of Music students. Arminè Kassabian, mezzo-soprano, B.Mus., M.Mus., Art.Dip. (Prof. Thérèse Sévadjian and in conjunction with Opera McGill, Olivier Godin, Patrick Hansen and François Racine) and David Lafleur, tenor, B.Mus., M.Mus. (Prof. Stefano Algieri).
The Audio Engineering Society Educational Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2011 AES Educational Grants for Graduate Studies in Audio Engineering and related fields. This year's John Eargle Scholar is David Benson, who will receive a PhD from Schulich School of Music, McGill University. The Eargle award is given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music.
Doctoral candidate David Sears has been awarded the Grand Prize for Student Research at the 2011 Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference, held August 11-14 in Rochester, New York. The award was for his presentation entitled "The Perception of Cadential Closure in Mozart's Keyboard Sonatas," co-authored by Schulich Professors William Caplin and Stephen McAdams.
McGill's Schulich School of Music preaches that talented singers must also be willing to work hard. When 22-year-old Philippe Sly sang in March at a Metropolitan Opera competition, he was bringing his four years of vocal training at McGill's Schulich School of Music onto the stage, along with his formidable talent… "Phil has talent and a huge work ethic," says voice teacher Sandford Sylvan ...
Bénédicte Lauzière, a 21 year-old violinist from Montreal and student of Professor Jonathan Crow, is the first-ever winner of the Canada Council Michael Measures Prize. The prize will provide Ms. Lauzière with $15,000. "We are delighted to partner with the National Youth Orchestra Canada in investing in young Canadian talent," said Robert Sirman, Director & CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts.