Sonic Escape, a musical duo formed by Burrows alumnus, Maria Millar, and her husband, Shawn Wyckoff, will be on the road for one month composing, filming, and interviewing diverse voices, from an Indigenous land reclaimer to an energy/environmental economist! This project, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, will explore Alberta's 6 natural regions.
Each year, Gualala Arts brings a talented musician from the Klein Competition for a chamber music concert. On April 10, 2022, current ABMF recipient, Gabrielle Despres, will perform at Coleman Hall, presented by the Qualala Arts Chamber Music Series. Congratulations Gabrielle!
You can read more about the concert here.
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, under its new conductor Emeritus Kent Nagano, and concertmaster and ABMF alumnus Andrew Wan, was recently given a Juno Award in the category of “Classical Album of The Year—Large Ensemble” for its recording “Ginastera – Bernstein - Moussa”! Congratulations Andrew!
Watch scholarship recipient, Gabrielle Després, perform in THIRD THURSDAYS, a brand-new, streamed concert, on March 18, 2021 at 6:00pm MDT!
THIRD THURSDAYS features the classical superstars of tomorrow, with live post-show artist conversation.
Program: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 - Johannes Brahms; Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 3 - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor; Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 - J. S. Bach; Sonata No. 4 in E minor - Eugène Ysaÿe
Access to the concert will be by RSVP here. Suggested ticket donation is $20 - to directly support these young artists!
On November 12, 2020, the Quatuor Bozzini, including ABMF alumnus Alissa Cheung, virtually performed Trip, a string quartet repertoire involving pieces written specifically for the group! Trip pushes the boundaries of sound with "counterpoint, grotesque waltzes, canons, and even the occasional unexpected appearance of sounds from a live-tuned radio". You can listen to sound clips or purchase the CD here.
Current recipient, Jessica Yuma, will be participating in a live stream performance with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa tonight! This concert will showcase the incredible talents of CBC’s classical “30 under 30” artists for 2020, including Ms. Yuma, who will be the 2nd guest soloist performing Chopin’s Grande Polonaise Brilliante.
Tune in on the NAC website event page, or on the NACO Facebook page, at 6:00 p.m. MST or 8:00 p.m. EST!
Current recipient, Gabrielle Després, was recently featured on the NACO Lunch Break series! Gabrielle, accompanied by her father and former ABMF Board member, Jacques Després, performed a beautiful rendition of the second movement of the Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1, Op.58 in G major by Brahms, which you can watch here.
Congratulations to current scholarship recipients, Gabrielle Després (violin) and Jessica Yuma (piano), for making CBC Music's annual classical "30 under 30" list! This list shines a spotlight on Canada's emerging classical musicians who are winning competitions and awards, graduating from top music schools, and making exciting debuts.
New this year, Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra will feature musicians from this list in its ongoing series NACO Lunch Breaks and Musically Speaking with Alexander Shelley, and through performances streamed from the NAC's 4th Stage.
Current scholarship recipient, Gabrielle Després, just received first prize in the Klein International String Competition! This includes a $13,000 prize and performance contracts with the Peninsula and Santa Cruz Symphonies, the Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series, and Music in the Vineyards.
The Klein International String Competition is one of the most prestigious events of its kind and has helped to enhance the developing careers of young string players (ages 15-23), many of whom have gone on to become world renowned soloists, chamber musicians, teachers, and orchestral members.
You can read more about Gabrielle's goals, passion for music, and unique experience preparing for the competition during COVID-19 in her interview with the Edmonton Journal.
Congratulations to Molly Wreakes for being one of 5 Edmonton-based artists to receive the 2020 Emerging Artist Award! This $10,000 award, along with a handcrafted medal and an Emerging Artist certificate, is meant to support and encourage promising artists early in their professional careers and is only awarded to 10 artists every other year.