CDA Jury Remarks
Thank you to our many members (and their friends and families) who attended the WMCT’s Career Development Award competition on Sunday, April 26. Feedback from everyone has been unanimously positive – it was definitely a very important and special afternoon in the musical life of the Club, Toronto, and Canada. The three finalists were all consummate performers and it was clearly a challenge for the jury to choose between them for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.
The jury has compiled some remarks that we would like to share with you.
Charles Richard-Hamelin wins CDA
President Annette Sanger awards pianist, Charles Richard-Hamelin the $20,000 first prize in the Career Development Award competition in Walter Hall, April 26.
Cellist Stéphane Tétreault, was
awarded $10,000 as second prize winner.
Shown here with collaboratist Marie-Eve Scarfone.
Stotijn Concert Review
“One of the very few truly superb recitalists in front of the public today, mezzo Stotijn offers a beautiful voice with consummate musical intelligence ….”
“Through it all, Julius Drake was a rock for the singer. ..I am just so happy Drake comes to Toronto frequently – it’s always a pleasure to hear him play.”
Jens Lindemann Triumph
Jens Lindemann Makes History at the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto
Read Review in Musical Toronto
Although I am President of the WMCT, I assure you that the following is written from the bottom of my heart and not simply to promote the WMCT. I feel strongly that we should have a record of this unusual and quite marvellous concert in the 117th season of Music in the Afternoon.
Music Lover James Stewart Dies
The WMCT was truly saddened to hear of the passing of Professor James Stewart, an avid lover of classical music and generous donor. We were indeed fortunate to have our fundraiser at his home, Integral House, last May. It was a very unusual and spectacular venue, and a wonderful concert in support of a significant event in the history of the club – the 10th presentation of the Career Development Award in 2015. Our sincere condolences to James Stewart’s family and friends.
Dover Quartet: Reviews
National Post review by Arthur Kaptainis:
Read Review: The Dover Quartet put on a terrific performance…
Musical Toronto review by Robin Elliott
Read Review: The Dover Quartet flexes their brawn
Susan Corrigan has been WMCT arts administrator for nearly 20 years. She was the third part-time only administrator in this still mainly volunteer-run organization.
Hired in September 1995 by past president Betty Gray, Susan became the organization’s voice and face – on the telephone and through her presence at concerts and events – as well as the main cog in the large and ever-turning WMCT wheel.
She witnessed and was part of many changes,