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The recipient of the 2017 Peter Mendell Award is unveiled!

Posted by Fondation Jeunesses Musicales Canada | September 16, 2017

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The recipient of the 2017 Peter Mendell Award is unveiled!

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

 

Montreal, September 16, 2017 — The Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation and Mr Peter Mendell are pleased to announce that cellist Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy is the recipient of the 2017 Peter Mendell Award and its accompanying 2 500$ scholarship. Mr Beauséjour-Ostiguy, a student at the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Music, distiguished himself among all the candidates.

 

About the Peter Mendell award

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

 

About the Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation

As a partner of JMC’s educational and promotional mission, the Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation (JMCF) has provided support for the development of Jeunesses Musicales Canada for over 30 years, through the awarding of prizes and scholarships to the most promising young Canadian musicians, instrument loans through the Foundation’s stringed instrument bank, and the organization of two annual benefits: the Coup de coeur evening and the golf tournament.

 

About Jeunesses Musicales Canada

Jeunesses Musicales Canada (JMC) is a talent incubator that boosts the careers of the best emerging artists, while helping to democratize classical music for audiences of all ages. Today, JMC seasons include over 1200 musical activities presented across Canada, ranging from high-calibre concerts to exciting musical activities for young audiences.

 

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Source

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

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