Schulich students and alumni shine at the OSM Manulife Competition


The results of the 2017 OSM Manulife Competition are in!

Featuring woodwinds, brass and voice, the 2017 edition of the competition took place from November 21-25, 2017, with cash prizes, scholarships, recordings and concert opportunities all offered to the winners. The semi-final rounds took place, once again this year, in Tanna Schulich Hall at the Schulich School of Music, and the finals in the Maison symphonique de Montréal. There were a total of 22 semi-finalists in the three categories, of which 11 had ties to McGill:

Woodwinds: Dakota Martin, flute (B.Mus ’14), Stephanie Morin, flute (B.Mus ’17), Antoine St-Onge, bassoon (Art.Dip ’16, current M. Mus), Eric Braley, clarinet (B.Mus ’15) and Eric Abramovitz, clarinet (B.Mus ’16)

Brass: Hillary Simms (B.Mus ’16)

Voice: Megan Miceli, voice (M.Mus ’16, Gr.Dip ’17), Dimitri Katotakis, voice (M.Mus ’15), Myriam Leblanc, voice (B.Mus ’11), Lucas van Lierop, voice (B.Mus ’10, M.Mus ’12) and Anna-Sophie Neher, voice (current M.Mus)

Congratulations to the following Schulich students and alumni for their inspiring performances and successes in the competition:

  • Eric Abramovitz (B.Mus '16), clarinet: 2nd prize in the Woodwind Category and winner of the "Best performance of a Canadian work" offered by the OSM Volunteer Association.
  • Dakota Martin (B.Mus '14), flute: 3rd prize in the Woodwind Category and winner of Stingray Music's Rising Star Prize.
  • Hillary Simms (B.Mus '16), trombone: 2nd prize in the Brass Category
  • Anna-Sophie Neher (current M.Mus), soprano: 1st prize in the Voice Category