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11 McGillian candidates in OSM Manulife Competition 2017

The OSM Manulife Competition is upon us once again! Featuring woodwinds, brass and voice, the 2017 edition of the competition will take place from November 21st to the 25th, with cash prizes, scholarships, recordings and concert opportunities all offered to the winners. Since 1940, the OSM Manulife Competition has provided young Canadian artists with a point of departure for their international careers....

Published: 9 Nov 2017

Maïthéna Girault: Dreams come true with Golden Violin win

Original article from the McGill Reporter.

"When Maïthéna Girault was announced as winner of the 2017-2018 Golden Violin Award on Oct. 29, it marked the end of one journey for her and the beginning of another.

Published: 8 Nov 2017

Brass Alumn Spotlight: William Broverman

Soon after completing his undergraduate degree at Schulich, bass trombonist William Broverman (B.Mus 2016) set out on a career path that tops the list of many music students – a full-time position in an orchestra....

Published: 7 Nov 2017

Canadian Brass at the Schulich School of Music: 5 masterclasses and 2 concerts in 2 days!

Through the Catherine Thornhill Steele Visiting Artist fund, the Schulich School of Music will have the great pleasure to welcome the renowned Canadian Brass on November 13-14, as a part of Brass Days. Stéphane Lemelin, Chair of the Department of Performance, comments: “We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Canadian Brass to the Schulich School of Music....

Published: 7 Nov 2017

Program Spotlight: Music Theory

As Prof. Edward Klorman describes it, the Schulich School of Music’s music theory program is a place of innovation and exploration....

Published: 7 Nov 2017

Marina Thibeault aux p'tits dimanches ensoleillés d'Azimut le 5 novembre

Article provenant de Les 2 Rives.

Azimut diffusion présente Marina Thibeault dans le cadre de la série « Les p’tits dimanches ensoleillés » le 5 novembre à 11h à la salle Georges-Codling du Marché des arts Desjardins.

Published: 3 Nov 2017

Maïthéna Girault, winner of the 2017-18 Golden Violin Award

We are thrilled to announce that violinist Maïthéna Girault is this year's winner of the Golden Violin Award, following an exciting public competition held Sunday October 29, 2017 in Pollack Hall. Girault, accompanied by Meagan Milatz, performed the Allegro from Beethoven's Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, the Allegro Molto from Fauré's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A major, Op. 13 and finished with the virtuosic Ravel's Tzigane.

Published: 30 Oct 2017

Schulich student Alcée Chriss has won 1st place at the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition

We are thrilled to announce that two of our current students have placed in the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition: Alcée Chriss in 1st place and Nicholas Capozzoli in 3rd place....

Published: 25 Oct 2017

Sixtrum honoured in 2017 META awards

Congratuations to the Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble, who received the Montreal English Theatre Award (META) for Outstanding Contribution to Theatre for their live soundtrack to Angélique. The production also netted the award for outstanding Professional Association of Canadian Theatres production – one of the most prestigious awards of t...

Published: 24 Oct 2017

Un jalon du patrimoine musical canadien signé R. Murray Schafer

Article provenant du Devoir.

"Après un orchestre constitué des meilleurs éléments des Conservatoires de toutes les régions rejoints par quelques glorieux diplômés (le 12 octobre à la Maison symphonique) et après l’Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal, samedi 14 octobre, il était tentant d’aller entendre une semaine plus tard l’Orchestre symphonique de McGill.

Published: 23 Oct 2017

Montreal: a vital classical-guitar center

Original article from Classical Guitar Magazine.

Published: 20 Oct 2017

Patricia Abbott: "Choral Music Brings People Together"

Next Wednesday, October 25, a joint choir concert will feature two generations of musicians performing music that combines new and old elements.

Published: 19 Oct 2017

Capturing the spirit of tango and vibrato

Excerpt from CBC Radio Ideas with Paul Kennedy.

"There's a purity to music. It takes us into its own world, far removed from frustrations and challenges of daily life. But hidden within those innocent-sounding musical flourishes, there often lies a history of passionate disagreement.

Published: 17 Oct 2017

Principal Suzanne Fortier on OSM's selection committee for new music director

Excerpt from the Montreal Gazette.

"The OSM has unveiled a 13-member selection committee to find a replacement for Kent Nagano, who leaves as music director in 2020. McGill principal Suzanne Fortier is chairperson. Former OSM managing director Zarin Mehta is titled senior adviser, which means writers will be relieved of the need to call him an éminence grise." 

Published: 16 Oct 2017

Antoine Malette-Chénier talks Schafer

Blog post by Chris Maskell. Photo by Kristan Toczko.

Published: 16 Oct 2017