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Mira Benjamin is a violinist, researcher and new music creator. She plays new and experimental music and has a special interest in microtonality and chords.
What is this prize?
The Virginia Parker Prize is awarded to a musician, instrumentalist or classical music conductor under the age of 32 who demonstrates outstanding talent, musicianship and artistic excellence and who makes a valuable contribution to artistic life in Canada and internationally.
How to qualify
Apply to the Council.
A peer assessment committee will select the recipient from among all applicants.
For eligibility criteria and other requirements, the application form and further information on this prize, see the Virginia Parker Prize Guidelines.
Who created this prize?
This prize was established by the late Virginia Parker in 1982 and is funded by an annual gift from the Virginia Parker Foundation.
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