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from National
on May 28, 2019

The Canadian Music Centre joins with the Canadian music community, in particular in the Toronto region, to mourn the loss of Associate Composer Derek Holman. Dr. Holman died in Ottawa on May 20, 2019 at the age of 88.

from National
on May 23, 2019

"The conductor, organist and composer died on May 20, 2019, at the age of 88

Canada's classical and church music communities are mourning the loss of Derek Holman, the accomplished Toronto-based organist, conductor and composer, who died on May 20 at the age of 88.

from National
on May 15, 2019

"Back in 2017, it seemed as though every arts organization across the country was talking about collaborating with Indigenous artists. It was Canada’s sesquicentennial, after all, and within the larger environment of reconciliation, Indigenous artists were in high demand.

Canadian playwright and librettist...

from National
on May 13, 2019

"In 1801, Goethe wrote to Felix Mendelssohn that “where nothing new is actually produced, an art cannot make itself vividly felt.” Innovation and impact are ideas Canadian composer Claude Vivier took to heart.

from National
on May 10, 2019

"There are things you expect to hear from a classical-music composer like Andrew Balfour: that he grew up singing in a church choir. That he began playing an instrument at an early age – in his case, trumpet. That while other kids were grinding out guitar licks, miming Bruce Springsteen or David Bowie (he grew up...

from National
on May 10, 2019

The deadline to apply for the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music is June 1, 2019! This annual prize encourages Canadian professional composers to create avant-garde chamber music and to foster its performance by Canadian chamber groups. Consult the guidelines on their website.

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from National
on May 9, 2019

"Eve Egoyan is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist based in Toronto. She has released a dozen discs and toured worldwide. Eve’s curiosity compels her to reinvent the piano for herself and her audiences, to curate exceptional programmes and to commission new works by like-minded artists and composers.

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from National
on May 9, 2019

"World-renowned flutist, composer and conductor Robert Aitken has been artistic director of New Music Concerts, Toronto's senior contemporary music organization, since its inception in 1971. His many accolades include the Order of Canada, the National Flute Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and the Walter...

from National
on May 8, 2019

“Turning Point Ensemble will be presenting Sounds Unheard, a concert of music by Farangis Nurulla-Khoja, on May 11 and 12. I was fortunate to speak with the composer, and we had a chance to discuss the collaboration with TPE, her compositional process, and the inspirations behind the two pieces that will be...

from National
on May 3, 2019

Every year, the Friends of Canadian Music Award honours those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment, on a national scale, to Canadian composers and their music. The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) and the...