Career Development Award

The Career Development Award, presented every three years, assists exceptional young Canadian musicians who are already engaged in a professional performing career through a $15,000 award and a recital in the Music in the Afternoon concert series. The CDA is a project of the WMCT in partnership with CBC Radio 2 and Espace musique de Radio-Canada, and is funded by the WMCT Foundation. The award includes the fee for the recital in the Music in the Afternoon concert series.

Recorder player Vincent Lauzer 2012 Career Development Award winner.

Vincent Lauzer began learning the recorder when he was five. In spite of pressure from his school principal to change to the violin, he remained with the instrument he loved, studying with the same teacher until he was 19.  He completed music degrees at McGill University and still lives in Montreal where he divides his time between performing and teaching.

Career Development Award Winners:

  • 2012 – Vincent Lauzer, recorder
  • 2009 – Darrett Zusko, piano
  • 2006 – Shannon Mercer, soprano
  • 2003 – Sonia Chan, piano
  • 2000 – Yegor Dyachkov, cello
  • 1997 – Jeanie Chung, piano
  • 1994 – Karina Gauvin, soprano
  • 1992 – James Ehnes, violin
  • 1990 – Francine Kay, piano