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Elie Boissinot wins the 2018-2019 Golden Violin Award

Huge congratulations are in order for cellist Elie Boissinot, who won the 2018-2019 Golden Violin Competition on Sunday afternoon with an exemplary 30-minute performance before a four-person jury and enthusiastic audience. Accompanied by collaborative pianist Wei-Tang Tuang, Elie’s winning program included Variations concertantes, Op....

Published: 29 Oct 2018

Chilly Gonzales on his Schulich roots

In a recent interview with La Presse +, pianist Chilly Gonzales (also known as Jason Beck offstage) explained how his time at Schulich in the 1990s influenced his current style of music.

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Published: 25 Oct 2018

Naama Neuman to perform Ibert's Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

Known for her engaging and lively performances, Israeli-born flutist Naama Neuman has played first flute in the Komische Oper Berlin and the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra, and has performed under the baton of numerous world-renowned conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Kiril Petrenko, Gustavo Dudamel, Valery Gergiev, and more....

Published: 18 Oct 2018

Strathcona's Piano: Icon of the Times

While the Schulich School of Music houses over 70 grand pianos, a unique, 130-year-old Steinway is tucked away in neighbouring Royal Victoria College, a McGill University residence hall. Hailed in 1887 by The Decorator and Furnisher magazine as “the most beautiful concert grand ever designed,” this one-of-a-kind instrument was commissioned from Steinway by Sir Donald Smith (also known as Lord Strathcona), who wanted the finest piano around to complete his parlour’s décor.

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Published: 12 Oct 2018

Violinist Teresa Wang wins Peter Mendell Award

We would like to congratulate violinist Teresa Wang (BMus ’17), who was recently awarded the 2018 Peter Mendell Award. This award includes a $2500 scholarship and a private recital opportunity....

Published: 5 Oct 2018

Schulich alumni recognized in 2018 Montréal SOCAN Awards

The 29th edition of the Montréal SOCAN awards were held at La Tohu on Tuesday night (Oct. 2), and several Schulich alumni stood out among the winners, including:

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Published: 4 Oct 2018

Thierry Tidrow wins grand prize in the inaugural Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers

The Schulich School of Music of McGill University is proud to announce that Thierry Tidrow is the grand prize winner of the inaugural edition of the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers. The $15,000 first prize for Tidrow’s new work for piano quintet, “Quicksilver,” was among $45,000 in total prize earnings awarded at the Concert and Prize Gala on Saturday, September 29, at Pollack Hall....

Published: 2 Oct 2018

Jen Shyu: Artistic Evolution, Learning and Passing Down Wisdom

A true innovator, Jen Shyu’s artistic output encompasses so many categories that the New York Times has hailed her as a “new kind of improviser-composer-ethnomusicologist hybrid.” While creating music that features her multilingual vocals and performances on a variety of instruments, Shyu taps into her extensive study of the traditional songs of East Timor, Taiwan, Indonesia ...

Published: 1 Oct 2018

Thomas Daudlin awarded Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant

Saxophonist Thomas Daudlin (B.Mus 2019) was recently recognized by the Hnatyshyn Foundation as the recipient of the Oscar Peterson Grant for Jazz Performance, valued at $10,000. Open to applications from nominated post-secondary students across Canada in the penultimate or final year of their program, the grants were established to "fost...

Published: 27 Sep 2018

Schulich in l'ADISQ Nominations

Every year, l'Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ) puts on an awards gala to highlight musicians and music industry professionals in Québec....

Published: 18 Sep 2018

David Jaeger on the role of public radio in promoting Canadian composers

David Jager is a composer, producer and broadcaster based in Toronto. He was recently named a Member of the Order of Canada "for being at the forefront of Canadian music creation, performance and promotion, notably through his broadcasts, and for having fostered a generation of musicians."

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Published: 18 Sep 2018

Ilya Poletaev on Chopin: "The kinetic, the musical, and the emotional are all one"

Well-known for his focus on the works of George Enescu (recordings of which the American Record Guide proclaimed to be some of the “finest readings” of the music), as well as for his versatility and expertise on period instruments, pianist Prof. Ilya Poletaev is equally at home interpreting the music of other master composers....

Published: 14 Sep 2018

Schulich at TUJF and l'OFF Jazz festivals

Jazz festivals don't only happen in the summer, and our faculty, students, and alumni are still keeping busy with appearances at different events in the fall. Two such upcoming festivals, the Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival and l'Off Jazz, feature a significant number of Schulich-related artists as group leaders or bandmembers, which we've compiled in two lists below. 

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Published: 6 Sep 2018

CBC/McGill Intership 2018-19 Announced

Students at the Schulich School of Music can apply for an internship with CBC Music, where they'll get the chance to work with CBC Montreal's music team on broadcast recording projects, online editorial pieces and more for optional credit. The deadline to apply is September 22, 2018! Read below for full information.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY WITH CBC MUSIC 2018-2019

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Published: 5 Sep 2018

Elie Boissinot awarded Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant

Congratulations to cellist Elie Boissinot (B.Mus 2020), who was recently awarded a Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant valued at $10,000! Open to post-secondary students across Canada in their penultimate or final year, the grants were established to "foster excellence in new talent." About this success, Elie said "It is a great privilege and honour to be selected to receive such a prestigious grant!...

Published: 31 Aug 2018

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