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Canadian Music Centre’s Centrediscs Recording Label Nominated for 2015 JUNO Awards

Canadian Music Centre’s Centrediscs Recording Label Nominated for 2015 JUNO Awards

janvier 28, 2015
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JANUARY 27, 2015, TORONTO, ON - Centrediscs, the recording label of the Canadian Music Centre, is thrilled to announce that two (2) of its recent releases have been nominated for 2015 JUNO Awards in the category of Classical Composition of the Year: Gordon Fitzell’s work Magister Ludi (Magister Ludi, performed by Ensemble contemporaine de Montreal+) and Alice Ping Yee Ho’s Glistening Pianos (Glistening Pianos, performed by Duo Piano 2X10). Both Gordon Fitzell and Alice Ping Yee Ho are Associate Composers of the Canadian Music Centre.

Canadian composer, performer and multimedia artist Gordon Fitzell has worked with many outstanding ensembles—Norwegian group BIT20 Ensemble, Brazil’s PianOrquestra, the pan-Canadian Ensemble 1534, and American sextet eighth blackbird, whose multiple Grammy-winning album “Strange Imaginary Animals” features two of his works. In 2000 he began what would become a dynamic and longstanding collaboration with conductor Véronique Lacroix and ECM+; three of the works presented on this recording were commissioned and premiered by the group. In addition to concert music, Fitzell has presented multimedia installations in North America and Europe, most recently for World Music Days in Bruges, Belgium and Montreal’s Productions Totem Contemporain. Fitzell leads the eXperimental Improv Ensemble (XIE) and serves as Artistic Co-Director of the Winnipeg new music organization GroundSwell.

This is Gordon Fitzell’s first JUNO Award nomination.

Considered “among the most important composers writing in this country” (D. Ariaratnam, The Record), Alice Ping Yee Ho has written in many musical genres and received numerous national and international awards, including the du Maurier Arts Ltd. Canadian Composers Competition, Boston Metro Opera International Composition Competition, MACRO International Composition Competition, Hunter’s Award for Best Classical Composer, and International League of Women Composers Competition. Her new opera “Lesson of Da Ji,” commissioned by Toronto Masque Theatre with librettist Marjorie Chan, won the 2013 Dora Mavor Moore Award for “Outstanding Original Opera.”

This is Alice Ping Yee Ho’s first JUNO Award nomination.

The JUNO Awards ceremony will be broadcast nationally on CTV television and CTV GO from Hamilton’s First Ontario Centre with additional broadcast details to follow.

The Canadian Music Centre would also like to congratulate Associate Composers Brian Current (Airline Icarus), John Estacio (A Concert for New York) and the family of Jacques Hétu (Complete Chamber Works for Strings) who were nominated for a 2015 JUNO Award in the category of Classical Composition of the Year.

For the full list of nominations, please click here.

About the Canadian Music Centre
The Canadian Music Centre, established in 1959, oversees the music of the largest community of professional Canadian composers. The CMC offers on-demand publishing, extensive outreach events and marketing through its five Regional Centres and is easily accessible through its extensive interactive website. CMC also promotes the work of its Associate Composers through its five lending libraries of more than 23,000 scores and 14,000 related archival recordings plus some 1,400 commercially recorded CD titles. Connect with the Canadian Music Centre at musiccentre.ca, on Facebook (Canadian Music Centre) and on Twitter (@cmcnational).

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For further information, please contact:
Allegra Young
Director of Communications and Centrediscs
Phone: 416-961-6601 x 304
Email: ayoung@musiccentre.ca

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