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Original and Happy Freaks

As part of our Schulich in Concert series, Professor Hank Knox will be performing a concert January 31st at 7:30 pm in Redpath Hall. To learn more about the background of the concert, we held an email interview with Hank.

What inspired the title of your concert, “Original and Happy Freaks”?

Published: 25 Jan 2018

Bassoons, Elvis, and the Virée Classique

As part of the 6th annual Virée Classique by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) on August 12, 2017, Schulich School of Music bassoon faculty members Stéphane Lévesque and Martin Mangrum took part in the world premiere of Simon Leclerc's 'Concerto Grosso for Five Bassoons, Contrabassoon, Strings and Timpani', along with OSM bassoon colleagues and guest b...

Published: 23 Jan 2018

Renowned violinist Violaine Melançon to join the Schulich School of Music string faculty

The Schulich School of Music is delighted to announce that violinist Violaine Melançon will be joining the string faculty as Associate Professor, beginning August 1st, 2018.

Published: 23 Jan 2018

Students, alumni and faculty in Chile with Global Leaders Program

Currently, Dr. Lisa Lorenzino, Professor of Music Education, is in southern Chile with seven current and former Schulich School of Music Students as part of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas Global Leaders Program. After three days of seminars and meetings, the students have moved to a variety of locations throughout southern Chile to keep students active in free after-school music programs designed to empower youth....

Published: 17 Jan 2018

Pianist Timothy Ledger to perform Beethoven alongside guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni

Timothy Ledger, a current doctoral student who won the 2017-18 Classical Concerto Competition back in November 2017, is set to perform with the McGill Symphony Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni. To learn more about this opportunity, we spoke to Timothy in a recent email exchange.

Published: 17 Jan 2018

First Play: OSM Soloists, Beethoven, Strauss

Original article from CBC Music.

"Over a year ago, the executives at Analekta Records approached Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, to help them spearhead a three-year, three-album initiative that would focus a spotlight on OSM musicians in a chamber music setting."

Published: 12 Jan 2018

Sixtrum's excellent end to 2017

Since their founding in 2006, the percussion ensemble Sixtrum has been striving for “excellence and the thrill of discovery in aims to become a reference in the percussion world of tomorrow.” Made up of six virtuosic and multi-talented performers, Noam Bierstone (current Schulich DMus student in percussion), Joao Catalao, Julien Grégoire, Philip Hornsey, Kristie Ibrahim (Part-time Instructor at the Schulich School ...

Published: 19 Dec 2017

Schulich nominees for the 21e Prix Opus

Finalists for the Conseil québécois de la musique's 21e Prix Opus have officially been announced, and once again the Schulich community is well represented! Established in 1996 to highlight the excellence and diversity of Québec's musical offering, les Prix Opus delivers annually to artists throughout a variety of categories....

Published: 13 Dec 2017

Finding her voice: Anna-Sophie Neher wins Wirth Vocal Prize

Excerpt taken from the McGill Reporter.

Published: 8 Dec 2017

Nuné Melik: Hidden Treasures Projects

After several years of research into Armenian music, violinist Nuné Melik, a doctoral student at the Schulich School of Music, is making waves with her debut album Hidden Treasure: Classical Armenian Music for Violin and Piano. Born in Siberia, Melik has Armenian, Georgian and Jewish roots. After her move to Montreal in 2009, she began to explore the music of composers from her upbringing in her...

Published: 8 Dec 2017

Philippe Leroux: critique de son nouveau disque dans le!

Article provenant du site

Published: 6 Dec 2017

Mezzo-Soprano Simone McIntosh Stays True To Her Growing Reputation

Original article from Ludwig Van Toronto.

"Of the current crop of fresh young Canadian classical voices, mezzo Simone McIntosh has that rare quality that makes the listener sit up and take notice. She combines a beautiful, well focused, gleaming high mezzo with an innate theatricality that bodes well for the future.

Published: 6 Dec 2017

Tristan Longval-Gagné

Original article from My Scena:

"Originally from Sherbrooke, pianist Tristan Longval-Gagné, fell into the “musical pot” early. In fact, his parents were both musicians and ran a music school in their home. He is now proudly a co-owner and teaches at the school. His first memories are therefore inevitably related to music and to his piano-teaching father, Tristan’s first teacher.

Published: 6 Dec 2017

Soprano Anna-Sophie Neher wins the 2017 Wirth Vocal Prize

After a very exciting final round held on Saturday, December 2nd in Pollack Hall, we are excited to announce that soprano Anna-Sophie Neher is this year’s winner of the Wirth Vocal Prize. Alongside collaborative pianist Esther Gonthier, Anna-Sophie performed works by Mozart, Morlock, Poulenc, Wolf and Rossini to secure the title.

Published: 4 Dec 2017

Schulich students participate in masterclasses with tenor Julian Prégardien

Hosted by the Montreal Bach Festival 2017 and presented at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, two public masterclasses were held November 29th to 30th with acclaimed tenor Julian Prégardien featuring students from le Conservatoire, Université de Montréal and the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.

Voice area chair Stefano Algieri describes:

Published: 1 Dec 2017