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Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition

Current winner: Matt Poon

2016 winner: Matt Poon


The Prize fulfills Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté's lifelong dream that the music of contemporary composers could make its presence felt by young musicians on the threshold of their careers.

What is this prize?

The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition is a major contemporary music competition that rewards the most talented young artists in the categories of piano, voice and strings.

Prize amount

First prize: $8,000, a Canadian tour and a three-week residency at the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy.

Second prize: $3,000

Third prize: $2,000

How to qualify

Apply to the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition.

For eligibility criteria and further information on this competition, visit the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition.



See the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition website.

Who created this prize?

Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté was a virtuoso composer, pianist and violinist who wanted to encourage emerging musicians to play works by contemporary composers.

Further Information

Sarah Brown

Program Officer, Prizes

Canada Council for the Arts

150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047

Ottawa ON K1P 5V8

E-mail: sarah.brown@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 6004

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

TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Next Deadline

November, 2017


Prize Amount

$2,000 -

By Application

Cumulative list of winners