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Schulich Trumpet Students and Ensemble at the International Trumpet Guild Competition

Students of trumpet Professor Richard Stoelzel and Paul Merkelo have excelled at the International Trumpet Guild Competitions and will advance to the final competition round later this spring....

Published: 20 Mar 2017

Brian Cherney: Highlights in Canadian Music

(Blog post by Chris Maskell)

It speaks volumes that Prof. Brian Cherney’s Canadian Music Concert series grew out of a desire to share our nation’s great works with his students. While teaching his course on Canadian Music at Schulich, he came up with an idea to make the compositions in the curriculum more accessible to the class — and this has since become a well-loved yearly tradition. 

Published: 14 Mar 2017

Lubimov, fascinant sorcier

(Une revue du concert d'Alexei Lubimov, par le célèbre critique Christophe Huss, Le Devoir)

Le concert d'Alexei Lubimov, 72 ans, était présenté dans une série «Schulich en concert» dans le cadre de Montréal en lumière.

Le voilà, le concert, qui m’a « purgé » de l’état d’hébétude dans lequel m’avait entraîné le récital d’András Schiff, vendredi dernier. C’est dire qu’il a surpassé de très loin le récital de la veille, du réputé Yefim Bronfman.

Published: 9 Mar 2017

Violinist Violaine Melançon to teach at Schulich in 2017-2018

The Schulich School of Music is delighted to announce that violinist Violaine Melançon has been named Visiting Professor for the 2017-2018 season.  

Published: 3 Mar 2017

Patrick Hansen: From Game of Thrones to Schulich’s Opera Marathon

(Blog post by Chris Maskell)

In just a few short days, Montreal opera fans are going to get everything they could ever wish for. As part of Montréal en Lumière, Schulich’s Lisl Wirth Black Box Festival  is set to present the Opera Binge Festival, which will cram a total of seven operas into the space of 24 hours.

Published: 2 Mar 2017

Harpist Antoine Malette-Chénier wins McGill Concerto Competition

Harpist Antoine Malette-Chénier, a Doctor of Musical Arts student of Jennifer Swartz, has won the McGill Concerto Competition.  In the final round, which took place on Tuesday, February 21, Antoine gave a stunning performance of Canadian Composer R. Murray Schafer's Concerto for Harp and Orchestra.   He will perform with the McGill Symphony Orchestra during their 2017-18 season.

Published: 27 Feb 2017

Review: Flautas latinas de locura

Por: Patricia Morales Betancourt (blog post in Saledepresse)

El 17 de febrero del presente año se presentaron cuatro profesionales de la flauta traversa en la sala Tanna Schulich, ubicada sobre la calle 527, Sherbrooke Oeste.

Published: 23 Feb 2017

Schulich Students excel at the Concours d'Art lyrique de la Relève Musicale

 The  Concours d'Art lyrique de la Relève Musicale was held on February 17, 18 and 19 in Québec City.   Three current students were awarded prizes:  tenor Jeremy Scinocca, BMus'19 received 1st Prize, tenor Graeme Linton, B.Mus'19 and bass-baritone Reed Copeland, BMus'17 each received 3rd Prize....

Published: 22 Feb 2017

Opera McGill celebrates 60 years with a dazzling Fledermaus

(Review by Arthur Kaptainis in La Scena)

As a celebration of the 60 years of Opera McGill, the Schulich School of Music late last month presented a run of Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus in the Monument National. The opening was a big success, with a fresh array of voices, exquisite Art-Nouveau sets by Vincent Lefèvre and brilliant costumes by Ginette Grenier.  

Published: 21 Feb 2017

Grammy Award for Nick Squire

Nick Squire (MMus '08) has received Grammy Award in the category of Best Orchestral Performance for his work as Sound Engineer on the recording of Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9, recorded by Deutsche Grammophon.  The Boston Symphony Orchestra was led by conductor  Andris Nelsons. 

Published: 20 Feb 2017

Boudreau and Bartók: Classics of their Time

(Blog post by Chris Maskell)

This year, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) marks its 50th anniversary and Schulich students will be playing a major part in the celebrations. Notably, the McGill Symphony Orchestra (MGSO) is set to perform parts of Walter Boudreau’s Berliner Momente under direction of the composer himself on the opening night of the SMCQ’s Montréal/New Musiques Festival 2017.

Published: 20 Feb 2017

Amy Hillis wins 2017 McGill Concerto Competition

The winner of the 2017 Schulich School String Concerto Competition is Amy Hillis, a D.M.A. candidate in violin performance from the studio of Prof. Axel Strauss.  

Published: 15 Feb 2017

Montreal is crowned the world's top student city

(By McGill Reporter Staff)

There’s already plenty to celebrate during Montreal’s 375th anniversary year, and now there’s yet another reason: Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has named Montreal the world’s number-one student city. The global higher education analyst released its fifth annual QS Best Student Cities ranking on February 14, 2017.

Published: 15 Feb 2017

Prof. Edward Klorman a 2017 PROSE Award Recipient

Professor Edward Klorman has received the 2017 PROSE Award in the category of Music and the Performing Arts for his book Mozart’s Music of Friends: Social Interplay in the Chamber Works, published by Cambridge University Press.  The annual PROSE Awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in 53 categories.

Published: 13 Feb 2017

Hank Knox on Barthold Kuijken

(Blog post by Chris Maskell)

The McGill Baroque Orchestra will feature guest conductor Barthold Kuijken in concert this Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Redpath Hall. 

Tickets are available for purchase here.

Published: 8 Feb 2017