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2021 Laetitia-Cyr Scholarships
New Brunswick, May 15th, 2021 – Through the Laetitia-Cyr Scholarship Fund, Jeunesses Musicales New Brunswick (JMNB) is pleased to offer four scholarships of a total value of $5 000 to four New Brunswick musicians.
Under the chairmanship of Mr. Wilfred Alliston, president of JMNB, Mr. Antonio Delgado (music director and conductor of the New-Brunswick Youth Orchestra, Mr. Martin Waltz (president of the Dieppe JMC Centre), Dr. David Rogosin (associate professor, Department of Music, Mount Allison University), and Mrs. Myriam Poitras (performance coach), have examined the eight applications
received and have chosen to support four young artists in their musical development.
The 2021 recipients are:
• Martine Jomphe (Hanwell), piano, $1 500, Opéra NUOVA, Edmonton
• Jack Smith (Florenceville-Bristol), saxophone, $1 300, Lunenberg Academy of Music
• Hanna Wilson (Fredericton), trombone, $1 200, Lunenberg Academy of Music Performance
• Carlo Cormier (Dieppe), baryton, $1 000, Domaine Forget
The Laetitia-Cyr Fund
Created in 2000 to pay tribute to a great lady of the cultural scene in Atlantic Canada, the purpose of the Laetitia-Cyr Fund is to assist young emerging artists in classical music in New Brunswick. The past scholarship recipients are:
2019: Brooklyn Duffie (Fredericton), piano; Martine Jomphe (Hanwell), piano; Sasha Léger (Dieppe)
2017: Conor P. Britt (Rothesay), cello; Naomi Ford (Riverview), flute; Minage Masui (Sackville), piano; Sarah Sharp (Woodstock), voice; Jonathan Lagacé, (Petit Rocher), flute; Justin Demers(Fredericton), piano.
2015: D’Arcy Blunston (Grand Falls), voice; Sumira Bothé (Moncton), violon; Melanie Cosman (Moncton), trumpet; Conor P. Britt (Rothesay), cello; Hiroko Hanamura (Sackville), piano; the Jinmyung, Sumyung and Jinwon Jang Brothers (Fredericton), violon; Sienna Cho (Fredericton), violon.
Jeunesses Musicales Nouveau-Brunswick
Created in 1997, Jeunesses Musicales New Brunswick (JMNB) promotes the core mission of Jeunesses Musicales Canada; supporting the appreciation of classical music, especially among youth, as well as providing assistance to young professionals in their career development. JMNB encompasses a
network of seven volunteer centers, each strongly rooted in their respective communities and ambassadors of their local musical talent.
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