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from National
on March 11, 2019

"Canadian composer Norma Beecroft (b. 1934) recently released her book, Conversations with Post World War II Pioneers of Electronic Music, containing an insightful and revealing collection of interviews that explore the history of electronic music around the world. The book, originally published as an e-book,...

from National
on February 25, 2019

"Just before I went onstage to perform the concerto with the Toronto Symphony, I asked Larysa what inspired her in this piece. She answered, ‘The movie Predator, especially the scenes in the jungle being chased by the bad guys’!”

That revelation comes from Christina Petrowska Quilico. The acclaimed pianist...

from National
on February 25, 2019

"Ensemble Made in Canada wanted to celebrate its 10th anniversary in a big way back in 2016. So, what did the EMIC foursome of pianist Angela Park, violinist Elissa Lee, violist Sharon Wei and cellist Rachel Mercer dream up for that milestone?

How about a national tour of a commissioned piece celebrating...

from Ontario
on February 21, 2019

ALFRED KUNZ
1929-2019

The Canadian Music Centre joins with the Canadian music community, in particular in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, to mourn the loss of Associate Composer Alfred Kunz. Mr. Kunz passed away on January 15, 2019 at the age of 89. He was an accomplished composer with a penchant for...

from National
on February 8, 2019

"A sculpture created by her composition teacher inspired Stacey Brown’s work for orchestra, which explores the way we experience art and life. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, it’s all a matter of perspective.."

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from National
on February 6, 2019

"Submissions are now being accepted for the 2020 Azrieli Music Prizes (AMP). Sponsored by the Azrieli Foundation, it’s described as “Canada’s largest prizes for music composition.”

Composers are invited to compete for one of three prizes, which each include $50,000 cash, a live performance of the composition...

from National
on February 5, 2019

Kingston Canadian Music Festival offers Affairs of The Heart: The Life & Music of Marjan Mozetich

from National
on January 31, 2019

MUN grad Bekah Simms nominated for award for classical composition

"Bekah Simms watched the live Juno Award nomination announcements this week on a whim and was shocked to hear her name among the nominees.

The 28-year-old Mount Pearl native’s classical composition “Granitic” is one of the five pieces...

from National
on January 29, 2019

Congratulations to our Associate Composers Bekah Simms, Vincent Ho, Cassandra Miller, Nicole Lizée, and Ana Sokolović, all nominated for a JUNO for Classical Composition of the Year. We would also like to extend our congratulations to the nominated ensembles who recorded works by Canadian composers: Thunder Bay...

from National
on January 29, 2019

"NEW HAMBURG — During his final days, confined to a hospital bed, his breath rapid and shallow, composer, music teacher and choral conductor, Alfred Kunz, battled his growing incapacity, just as he had been doing for the past two years.

When his heart was failing and doctors warned him to rest Alf walked his...