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Award winners “spectacular” in Generation Next concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three recent WMCT award winners received “spectacular” praise following performances in Generation Next concert at Koerner Hall Thursday Nov. 10.

Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, winner of the $20,000 Career Development Award in May 2015; cellist Stéphane Tétreault, second prize winner of $10,000 in the same competition and mezzo soprano Emily D’Angelo who won the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Centennial Scholarship in 2015-16 are praised as “exceptional young Canadians on the verge of major international careers”

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Concert Showcases WMCT Award Winners

WMCT award winners in Generation Next concert

Three young artists – all WMCT award winners in 2015 – will perform in Generation Next a special concert part of the International Association of Arts Managers Conference to be held in Toronto in November.  Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin won the WMCT’s $20,000 Career Development Award competition in April 2015 and cellist Stéphane Tétreault won the $10,000 silver prize. Mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo was awarded the $10,000 WMCT Centennial Scholarship.

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Romantic music on Valentine’s Day

Romantic music on Valentine’s Day

The superb all-Chopin concert in Toronto on January 15, headlined by our most recent Career Development Award winner and Chopin-interpreter extraordinaire, Charles Richard-Hamelin, will be featured on CBC Radio Two’s In Concert on Sunday, February 14 between 11am and 3pm. The first half of the concert showcased the talented young pianist Tony Yike Yang who, like Charles, placed in the finals of the International Chopin Competition last fall (Tony – 5th and Charles – 2nd).

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“Justly proud…”

“Justly proud…”
And indeed we are.

theWholenote managing editor Paul Ennis notes in the current issue that the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto was “justly proud” when Charles Richard-Hamelin won silver in the prestigious 17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw last week. And even more than overly proud that the piano sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58. performance that won him the Krystian Zimerman Prize for best performance of a sonata is the very sonata that won him first prize in the WMCT’s Career Development Award competition last April.

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Richard-Hamelin Wins Silver in Chopin Competition

Charles Richard-Hamelin, first prize winner in the WMCT’s Career Development Award competition last April, has won Silver in the 17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. In addition he won the Krystian Zimerman Prize for best performance of a sonata – Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58. – the same sonata that won him first prize in the CDA competition.

The CDA competition prize includes a concert in Music in the Afternoon.  

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CDA Winner Charles Richard-Hamelin in Finals

Charles Richard-Hamelin, winner of the WMCT’s Career Development Award competition last April, is one of two Canadians – along with Yike (Tony) Yang – advancing to the final stage of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. In all 10 pianists have been chosen for the final stage.

No Canadian has ever reached the final stage of the International competition. Now there are two.

See CBC story and videos here: 

Chopin Competition website here: 

“He simply has no weaknesses”

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Charles Richard-Hamelin advances in Chopin Competition

 

Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin who won first prize in the WMCT’s Career Development Award competition last April has advanced to the third round in the 17th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. Seventy eight pianists began the competition which were reduced to 43 in the second round and now 20 have advanced to the third. One other Canadian, Yike (Tony) Yang will also compete.

 

 

More Information about the Chopin competition here:
http://chopincompetition2015.com

More information about the CDA here:
https://www.wmct.on.ca/awards/career-development-award/

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Remarks from the jury of the CDA competition on April 26

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.

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