Schulich community recognized among the 2021 Juno Award Nominees and Winners


Published: 7Jun2021
Andrew Wan playing violin on stage with the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal

The 2021 Juno Award winners have been announced, and Schulich faculty, students, and alumni can be found on the list of nominees and winners.  From Vocal Jazz Album of the year to various Classical Albums of the Year, the Schulich community has appeared in a number of different award categories.

Congratulations to all who contributed to creating and sustaining music and the recording industry in Canada — here's to continued successes bringing music to life!

Below, you will find a list of the 2021 Juno Award Nominees and Winners featuring Schulich.

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year:

  • Clémence, Sophie Day (BMus'13) (Recording, mixing, and producing by Padraig Buttner-Schnirer (BMus'04, MMus'12), featuring Schulich jazz instructor Ranee Lee and acclaimed baritone and former student Étienne Dupuis)

Jazz Album of the Year: Solo

  • Gang of Three, Andrés Vial (MMus'19, current DMus)

Jazz Album of the Year: Group

  • Rythme de passage, Emie R Roussel Trio (Nicolas Bédard, bass (BMus'09, MMus'14))

Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber

  • Bach & Brahms Reimagined, James Ehnes, Jon Kimura Parker, Jens Lindemann (BMus'88) Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 4, 5 & 8, James Ehnes with Andrew Armstrong (Producer Richard King, Associate Professor and MMus'91)
  • La Peste, Les Barocudas (Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, baroque violin (BMus'14, LMus'17, MMus'19), Ryan Gallagher, viola da gamba (MMus'15, DMus'19), Nathan Mondry, harpsichord (MMus'16, GrArtDip'17))
  • Ana Sokolović: Short Stories, Quatuor Bozzini Collection (Alissa Cheung, violin (BMus'09) and Stéphanie Bozzini, viola (BMus'96)) 

Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble

  • Mozart: Concertos pour piano/Piano Concertos Nos. 22 & 24, Les Violons du Roy*, conducted by Jonathan Cohen, featuring Charles Richard-Hamelin (BMus ‘04)
  • WINNER: Ginastera - Bernstein - Moussa: Œuvres pour violon et orchestre/Works for Violin and Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano (Honorary Doctorate ‘04), featuring Andrew Wan (Associate Professor) (Recording Engineer Christopher Johns MMus'10)

*Les Violons du Roy and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal all feature Schulich faculty and alumni.

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral

  • WINNER: Massenet: Thaïs, Erin Wall, Joshua Hopkins (BMus'01, MMus'04), Andrew Staples, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis

*The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is home to many Schulich alumni, including concertmaster Jonathan Crow (Former Associate Professor and BMus'98). Jean-Sébastien Vallée, Associate Professor and Director of Choral Studies was recently named artistic director of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

Classical Composition of the Year:

  • Tachitipo, Zosha Di Castri (BMus'07) Produced by Associate Professor Martha de Francisco and mastered by alumnus James Clemens-Seely (BMus'08, MMus'10), and editing and mixing were done at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and CIRMMT

For a complete list of categories and winners, please visit

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