Opening of the 17th edition of the Peter Mendell Award

Posted by JM Canada | February 21, 2022

Press release

The Peter Mendell Award rewards excellence in a full-time string student

Montreal, February 21th, 2022 – The Jeunesses Musicales Canada Foundation (JM Canada Foundation) is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 17th edition of the Peter Mendell Award. The Award includes a $5,000 prize and rewards a full-time string student (violin, viola, cello or double bass) registered in a classical music performance program at a Québec university, or completing their 3rd, 4th or 5th cycle at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec. The other two finalists will receive $500 prizes, offered by Jeunesses Musicales Canada.

Candidates must be 25 years or under on May 20, 2022. Applications must be submitted online by May 20, 2022, on the JM Canada Foundation website, and should include a reference letter from the candidate’s instrument teacher as well as an audio recording. Only solo recordings or recordings with piano accompaniment will be considered. Three candidates will be invited to play in the finals held before an audience on the weekend of September 30, October 1 and 2, 2022, which will be concluded with the presentation of the Peter Mendell Prize and its various scholarships.

About the Peter Mendell Award
Established in 2005, this annual award bears the name of its founder, Peter Mendell, a well known lawyer at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP and a true music lover who is an enthusiastic cellist in his spare time. He established the Award in association with the JM Canada Foundation and the JM Canada to foster the development of musical excellence.

Previous Award Winners
2021: Russell Iceberg, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2019: Lynette Israilian, violin, Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal
2018: Teresa Wang, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2017: Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy, cello, Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal
2016: Joshua Morris, cello, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2015: Elizabeth Skinner, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2014: Marianne di Tomaso, violin, Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal
2013: Joshua Peters, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2012: Christopher Whitley, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2011: Julie Hereish, cello, Université de Montréal’s Music Faculty
2010: Bénédicte Lauzière, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2009: Ewald Cheung, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2008: Marie-Ève Poupart, violin, Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal
2007: Alexander Read, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2006: Jeffrey Dyrda, violin, Schulich School of Music of McGill University
2005: Christian J. Elliott, cello, Schulich School of Music of McGill University

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Information:
André Poulin
Interim Executive Director
JM Canada Foundation
fondation@jmcanada.ca

 

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