The Hnatyshyn Foundation Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Fellowship in Conducting


Established in 2017 by the Hnatyshyn Foundation, alongside family, friends and colleagues, in honour of the late Professor Franz-Paul Decker, DMus, h.c., 2002, renowned conductor of orchestras across Canada and around the world, and Christa Decker. The Fellowship is awarded by the Schulich School of Music to a Canadian graduate student entering or enrolled in conducting at the Schulich School of Music who shows exceptional talent and potential.
Award Value: $15,000

Established By: Hnatyshyn Foundation and the Decker family, along with friends and colleagues

Award Recipients:

2021 - 2022
  • Gohar Manvelyan, Performance Conducting
2020 - 2021
  • Jing Yi Lin, Performance Conducting
2019 - 2020
  • Francis¬†Choini√®re, Music Research
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