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Michael Measures Prize

Bryan Cheng, recipient of the 2017 Michael Measures Prize, hold his 1754 Venetian cello by Bartolomeo Tassini.

2017 winner: Bryan Cheng

Photo: Uwe Arens

2017 Winner

Bryan Cheng

Bryan made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall at age 14 and was named one of CBC Music's "30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30" of 2015.

For him, the Michael Measures Prize "enables me to pursue my dreams - I feel even more inspired and invigorated."

Read more about Bryan Cheng

What is this prize?

The Michael Measures Prize recognizes promising young Canadian classical music performers. The prize is awarded to a young musician 16 to 22 years of age who is enrolled in the summer training program of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.


Prize amount

Up to $25,000


How to qualify

By taking part in the summer training program of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

For eligibility criteria and further information on this prize, go to the National Youth Orchestra of Canada website.


Deadline(s)

Annual

See the National Youth Orchestra of Canada website.


Who created this prize?

Michael Measures was a great music lover and engaged volunteer in Ottawa’s artistic community. Upon his death, he made a generous bequest to the Canada Council for the Arts so that it could provide development opportunities for young classical musicians and encourage public recognition of their achievements.

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

Annual

Prize Amount

Up to
$25,000

By Application

Cumulative list of winners