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Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards

Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards

May 29, 2017
National

"The Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards are given for outstanding artistic achievement by Canadian mid-career artists in seven disciplines: Inter-Arts, Writing and Publishing, Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Media Arts and Theatre. Each winner receives $15,000. The Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Fund was established thanks to a generous bequest from Mr. Lynch-Staunton to the Canada Council in 1967.

Here are the 2017 winners:

Kevin Lau’s music has been performed by major orchestras and ensembles all across Canada. From 2012-2015 he served as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s RBC Affiliate Composer. Recently, in collaboration with renowned dancer/choreographer Guillaume Côté, he composed the score for the National Ballet of Canada’s original full-length production of Le Petit Prince (2016) and the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Dark Angels (2017). His music has been commercially released on several albums, including the JUNO-nominated “Spin Cycle” (Centrediscs) featuring the Afiara String Quartet and DJ Skratch Bastid. Kevin holds a doctoral degree in music composition from the University of Toronto..."

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