Scholarship Winners

Operalia: another first prize for Emily D’Angelo

“Emily D’Angelo, winner of the 2016 Met Auditions at the incredibly young age of 21, is currently a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Program there. Tonight, she virtually cleaned up by winning four prizes – First Prize, Birgit Nilsson Prize, Zarzuela Prize, and the Rolex Audience Prize.  For the finals, she sang “Dopo notte” from Handel’s Ariodante with stunning fioritura.  She also sang a brilliantly idiomatic zarzuela.  Fellow mezzo Rihab Chaieb was the Third Prize Winner, combining rich vocalism with alluring stage presence in “Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix” from Saint-Saens’ Samson et Dalila.

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WMCT Foundation supports Frances Armstrong, pianist, in the Toronto Summer Music Academy

The Toronto Summer Music Academy is a summer training programs for chamber musicians and singers 18-35 years old who are on the verge of a professional performance career, with tuition paid by sponsors.

Frances Armstrong began her piano studies at age ten in Vancouver, BC, and discovered her love of working with singers when she was a teenager. In April 2017, she graduated with distinction with her Bachelor’s Degree in Solo Piano Performance from the University of Victoria,

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Scholarship Winners give their Graduating Recitals

Two WMCT Scholarship Winners at the Faculty of Music, who performed at the Verity Club on March 20  will be giving their graduating recitals soon, in our favourite venue. Free!

Chieh-Ying Lu, the 2017-18 recipient of the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto & Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Foundation Graduate Fellowship, will have her 2nd year Oboe Master’s recital on Monday, April 16 at 4:30 PM in Walter Hall.

 

 

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WMCT “Alumnae” in concert: Rachel Mercer plays Vivian Fung

Rachel Mercer, cellist, winner of the first WMCT Centennial Scholarship in 1997, and of many other prizes since then, performs an all-Canadian programme for cello with electronics, including a new work by Vivian Fung, WMCT’s 2017 commissioned composer.
Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph (Wellesley Subway)
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 5:30pm
General Admission, $15 Advance / $20 at the door

Another new work by Vivian, “Earworms”, will be given its Toronto premiere by the National Arts Centre Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall on March 24.

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George London Award to Emily D’Angelo

Emily D’Angelo, 2016 WMCT Scholarship recipient, currently a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Young Artists Development program, is one of this year’s winners of the George London Foundation Awards.  Read the complete story, written by Sara Schabas, 2012 WMCT Scholarship recipient, in LudwigVan/Toronto.

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Emily D’Angelo at Toronto Summer Music

TSM this year is a parade of WMCT Scholarship and Award winners, including David Braid, Jane Coop, James Ehnes, and Angela Park.  Leading the parade is Emily D’Angelo, mezzo-soprano, 2015-2016 Centennial Scholar, featured on August 4 in both the “Last Night of the Festival, Eh!”  at 7 pm, and in the TSM Late Night Encore at 10.30.

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Another Award for Charles

Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin has been invested into the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec (OALQ). Charles won the WMCT’s Career Development Award competition in 2015 and played the final concert in Music in the Afternoon’s 119th season on May 4.  It’s an incredible honour and achievement for Charles who is one of 16 people invested in the recent ceremony.

Congratulations from all your friends and supporters at the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto.

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What’s Up With Our Scholarship Winners?

Myriam Blardone, harp and piano, winner of the WMCT Centennial Scholarship in 2016/17 has told us of four upcoming performances.
March 3  at a Canadian Music Competition fundraiser, she is playing a solo harp piece – Remenyi Music, 210 Bloor West  7 pm.

March 31 –  she’ll perform her third year solo piano recital in Father Madden Hall at U of T at 5:30 pm. And on May 1 her third year harp recital in Walter Hall at 2:30.

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