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Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition

Current winner: Matt Poon

Current 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: $10,000, a Canadian tour and a three-week residency at the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy.

Second prize: $5,000

Third prize: $3,000

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

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

$3,000 -

By Application

Cumulative list of winners