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Aizuri cellist wins Washington Award

Aizuri cellist wins 2016 Washington Award

Aizuri Quartet cellist Karen Ouzounian has been awarded the 2016 Washington Award by the S & R Foundation. See Karen in Toronto when the Aizuri quartet plays Music in the Afternoon April 6. Toronto-born, Karen has been described as “radiant and “expressive” by the New York Times. She is a founding member of the Aizuri Quartet.

The Washington Award recognizes talented individuals with great potential and high aspirations in the arts,

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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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WMC Winnipeg

December, 2016
By Diane Martello

Kathryn Young, Past President of the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg (WMCW) is an intelligent, articulate and astute classical music lover and volunteer with the WMCT’s sister organization in Manitoba. Recently Kathryn and I compared notes while enjoying lunch at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in downtown Winnipeg.

Founded in 1894, and with a current membership of about 90,

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“Outstanding concert”… James Sommerville

Bounce world première – “full of suspense and mystery”.
Penelope Cookson, WMCT Artist Selection Committee member shares her views of Sommerville concert.

James Sommerville presented an outstanding concert in Walter Hall for Music in the Afternoon Nov. 24. The French horn is not often featured in recital, and this was a marvellous opportunity to hear the instrument masterfully played in an intimate setting. Sommerville was accompanied by Peter Longworth,

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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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