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.
The three are among five talented young Canadian musicians who will perform in Generation Next on Novemeber 10, 2016. The Royal Conservatory hosts the conference’s opening day and will present the Koerner Hall concert in the evening.
Charles Richard-Hamelin last year continued his success winning the silver medal and the Krystian Zimerman prize at the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. It was the first time any Canadian had made it to the finals. Also in the Generation Next concert is Torontonian pianist Tony Yike Yang, who at 16 became the youngest prize winner in the history of the Chopin competition with his fifth-place finish. Pianist Alexander Seredenko recipient of the prestigious Ihnatowycz Piano Prize at The Royal Conservatory completes the list of young talent in the Generation Next concert.
Charles Richard-Hamelin‘s Career Development Award prize includes a concert in the Music in the Afternoon series and he will perform in Walter Hall on May 4, 2017.