Peter Mendell Award

Created in 2005, the Peter Mendell Award recognizes the excellence of a young string player studying in a Quebec university or in a Quebec Conservatory of Music who is 25 years old or younger.

This annual award is named after Peter Mendell, a highly regarded lawyer at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, who is a true music lover and amateur cellist. Peter and Margie Mendell are proud to support musical excellence in partnership with the JM Canada Foundation and JM Canada.

For its 16th edition, the Peter Mendell Prize has decided to offer $10,000 in prizes to a violinist ($5,000) and a cellist ($5,000) of outstanding talent. The other finalists will each receive a $500 grant from JM Canada.

Three (3) candidates per instrument (violin AND cello) will be selected and invited to perform in a final that will take place at pre-determined times between September 17 and September 19, 2021.

This final will be held digitally, unless health restrictions allow for a live concert in the Joseph-Rouleau Hall of the André-Bourbeau JM Canada’s House.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


Registration: Before May 15, 2021 at 5 p.m.

REGISTRATION FORM

For more information, please contact the JM Canada Foundation:

fondation@jmcanada.ca
438 340-6661

 

Previous laureates since 2005

 
2019 : Lynette Israilian, violin, Conservatoire de musique de 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 de 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, Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal
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 de 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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