Philip Chiu, a renowned Canadian pianist, will chair the Jury for the AIDA Grants of the JM Canada Foundation

Posted by jmc | January 11, 2024
The JM Canada Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Philip Chiu, a distinguished Canadian pianist, recipient of the inaugural Goyer Prize from Mécénat Musica, and the 2023 JUNO award-winner, as the President of the jury for the AIDA Grant. This prestigious appointment underscores the JM Canada Foundation’s commitment to supporting and promoting emerging young musical talents.


Philip Chiu, a renowned Canadian pianist, will chair the Jury for the AIDA Grants of the JM Canada Foundation

Joined by René Rouleau, a retired ballerina and JM Canada volunteer, Véronique Desjardins, Executive Director of the JM Canada Foundation, and Danièle Leblanc, Executive and Artistic Director of JM Canada, Philip Chiu will lead the jury in selecting the future recipients of the AIDA Grants.

Philip Chiu shared his enthusiasm by stating :

“I’m grateful to have the privilege of supporting the incredible musical talent emerging from Quebec’s cultural institutions. If you are eligible, I urge you to put together a strong application (stack the odds in your favor!); show us what makes you unique, how committed you are to your journey, how you plan to achieve your goals and, finally, how the JMC Foundation can help you on your journey through its AIDA fund.”

Applications for the AIDA Grants are now open, and the deadline to submit your proposals is February 5, 2024. To submit your application, please visit the link.



About the AIDA Fund

True to its mission of supporting the professional development of young artists, the JM Canada Foundation will continue to offer unique opportunities through the AIDA fund. This program allows artists to reach an extensive network of performances and provides access to renowned international cultural institutions.

About the JM Canada Foundation

The JM Canada Foundation aims to collect, create, and administer funds to support the mission of JM Canada, which promotes the discovery of classical music among young audiences and supports the career development of young classical musicians on the national stage.


Véronique Desjardins
Directrice générale
Fondation JM Canada

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