Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music
Photo: Bo Huang
Brian Current, for his composition entitled Shout, Sisyphus, Flock (2016)
Brian Current’s music, lauded and broadcast in over 35 countries, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Barlow Prize for Orchestral Music (USA), and the Premio Fedora (Italy) for Chamber Opera. In 2001, his composition For the time being won the International Rostrum of Composers Prize in the category of composers under 30 years of age. In 2016 he won the inaugural Azrieli Commissioning Competition—which is valued at $50,000 and is the largest prize of its kind in Canada.Read more about Brian Current
What is this prize?
The Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music encourages Canadian professional composers to create avant-garde chamber music and to foster its performance by Canadian chamber groups.
How to Qualify
Apply to the Council.
A peer assessment committee will select the recipient from among all applicants.
For the eligibility criteria for applicants and works, the application form and further information on this prize, see the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music Guidelines.
Who created this prize?
The prize was established in 1978 by the Right Honourable Jules Léger, then Governor General of Canada, who always encouraged innovation and excellence.
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