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2017 Peter Mendell Award

Posted by Fondation Jeunesses Musicales Canada | February 27, 2017

 

 

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Opening of the applications for the 2017 Peter Mendell Award

The Peter Mendell Award rewards excellence in a full-time strings student

 

Montreal, February 28, 2017 — The Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the applications for the Peter Mendell Award. This Award includes a 2500$ scholarship and rewards a full-time string student (violin, viola, cello or double-bass) registered in a classical music performance program at a Quebec university, or completing their 3rd, 4th or 5th cycle at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec.

 

Candidates must be 25 years or under on May 15, 2017. Applications must be sent no later than May 15, 2017 at 5 p.m., and should include a reference letter from the candidate's instrument teacher as well as an audio recording. Only solo recordings or recordings with piano accompaniment will be considered.

 

About the Peter Mendell Award

Established in 2005, this annual award bears the name of its founder, Peter Mendell, an influential lawyer at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg and a true music lover who is an enthusiastic cellist in his spare time. He established the Award in association with the JMC Foundation to foster the development of musical excellence.


Previous Award Winners

2016 : Joshua Morris, cello, McGill University’s Schulich School of Music
2015 : Elizabeth Skinner, violin, McGill University’s Schulich School of Music
2014 : Marianne di Tomaso, violin, Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal 
2013 : Joshua Peters, violin, McGill University’s Schulich School of Music 
2012 : Christopher Whitley, violin, McGill University’s Schulich School of Music 
2011 : Julie Hereish, cello, Université de Montréal’s Music Faculty
2010 : Bénédicte Lauzière, violin, McGill University’s Schulich School of Music 
2009 : Ewald Cheung, violin, McGill University’s Schulich School of Music 
2008 : Marie-Ève Poupart, violin, Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal 
2007 : Alexander Read, violin, McGill University’s Schulich School of Music
2006 : Jeffrey Dyrda, violin, McGill University’s Schulich School of Music 
2005 : Christian J. Elliott, cello, McGill University’s Schulich School of Music 

 

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Marie-Philippe M. Lambert
Communications Coordinator
Jeunesses Musicales Canada
514-845-4108, ext. 222
mplambert@jmcanada.ca

 

For information

Véronique Desjardins
Concerts and Emerging Artists Coordinator
Jeunesses Musicales Canada
514-845-4108, ext. 231
vdesjardins@jmcanada.ca

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