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Bernard Diamant Prize

Current winner: Kaitlyn Wallis Giunta

Current winner: Kaitlyn Wallis Giunta

Photo: Dario Acosta

Overview

The Bernard Diamant Prize offers Canadian classical singers under age 35 an opportunity to pursue their career through further studies. They may also take singing classes with a coach, master or professor, or even attend voice training workshops.

*Prize Currently Under Review*

This prize is currently under review, as the Council is currently reviewing this prize in order to best serve artists and artistic communities. Concurrently, the assessment process for this prize will be updated to align with the new funding model for grant programs. An announcement will be made later in 2017 to introduce these changes.

What is this prize?

The Bernard Diamant Prize offers classical music singers under age 35 an opportunity to pursue their career through further studies.


Prize amount

$5,000


How to qualify

Applicants previously qualified by applying to the Grants to Professional Musicians - Individuals program.

While Bernard Diamant is biennial and will not be awarded until the 2018-2019 fiscal year, please note that it is currently under review. The new process for eligibility will be announced later in 2017.


Deadline(s)

Biennial


Who created this prize?

Bernard Diamant, a baritone and emeritus professor of music, understood the importance of relying on youth and artistic excellence. His generous bequest to the Canada Council and memorial gifts from his friends attest to his engagement.

Further Information

Sarah Brown

Program Officer

E-mail: sarah.brown@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 6004

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 6004

TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Biennial

Prize Amount

$5,000

By program

Cumulative list of winners

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