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from National
on March 15, 2019

"It may be hard to imagine now, but Vincent Ho says he was initially reluctant to take the life-altering trip that would ultimately inspire his Juno-nominated composition, Arctic Symphony.

from National
on March 15, 2019

"Bekah Simms’s musical life didn’t start by joining a band or getting piano lessons as a kid. Instead, the Mount Pearl, N.L. native obsessed over video game music – the melodies and the electronic pulses.

“I loved them – that’s what I went to bed to, humming,” recalls Simms, a PhD candidate in the University...

from National
on March 12, 2019

"Montreal-based composer Stacey Brown is the new winner of Symphony Nova Scotia’s Maria Anna Mozart Award for Canadian female composers.

Launched in 2016, the prize supports the work of Canadian women composers, providing funds for the symphony to commission and perform a new symphonic work by a Canadian...

from National
on March 11, 2019

"There’s a great Alex Pauk story that filmmaker Don McKellar once told me, about the final stages in the production of McKellar’s 1998 feature film Last Night, for which Pauk and composer Alexina Louie, partners in life and in art, composed the score. (I can’t swear to when McKellar told me the story, except that...

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...