Here is some very good news from some of the winners of the competition who recently won other honors. They are the pride of the CMC family across Canada!
Vancouver pianist Carter Johnson, 1st Prize at Stepping Stone 2018, has just won the OSM Manulife 2018 Grand Prize Competition. In addition to the many awards associated with this victory, he will have the opportunity to share the stage with the Orchestre syphonique de Montréal on January 16, 2019, for a concert directed by American chef David Robertson.
The ensemble La Fiammata, a duo of Toronto pianists Charissa Vandikas and Linda Ruan, Grand Prize for the 19-30 age group at the 2017 Competition, recently shone at the 6th North-West International Piano Ensemble Competition (NWIPEC), held in Vancouver. They won the senior category, as well as the Audience Award and the Best Performance Award for a work by Claude Debussy.
The Canada Council for the Arts has awarded the Virginia Parker 2018 Award to CMC violinist and CMC award-winning ambassador Blake Pouliot. The young musician won the prestigious $ 25,000 prize in recognition of his art and outstanding national and international musical contributions.
The young Sarah Oulousian, winner in the piano 14-year-old category at the CMC 2018, also recently participated in a Beethoven youth concert in Hamilton led by Boris Brott. An event organized to support the fight against bullying among young people.
Finally, Laval violinist Lynette Israilian, 2018 Grand Prize for the 19-30 age group, will be in concert with the Laval Symphony Orchestra, directed by Alain Trudel, on December 12th. She will perform "The Winter" of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Simply sublime!
Congratulations to all!