As many of my friends and supporters know, the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition holds a special place in my heart. As a two-time participant, multi-year volunteer and 2013 winner, I’ve been able to join an incredible network of musicians who celebrate and champion Canadian and contemporary music. I’m thrilled to be in Brandon for the 2016 Competition in Piano, where I will be contributing content for the Competition’s website and social media accounts.
My work in this regard has already begun – the semi-finalists have been generous enough to set aside some time from their busy schedules and have conversations with me about their connection to contemporary music and their preparation for the competition. These interviews are being posted on the E-Gré Website and on Facebook and Twitter. Hope you enjoy getting to meet some of these brilliant musicians, including past ALL EARS guests Jesse Plessis and Edward Enman. I’ll hope to sit down with many of these pianists for future ALL EARS episodes!