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Virginia Parker Prize

Winner of the Virginia Parker prize Cameron Crozman

Cameron Crozman

Photo: Photo: Guillaume Villeneuve

Current Winner

Cameron Crozman

Lauded for his “rich imagination and keen mind” (Diapason Magazine), cellist Cameron Crozman performs everywhere from the Paris Philharmonie to Quidi Vidi Brewery in St. John’s, NL. He was named CBC/Radio-Canada’s 2019-2020 Classical Revelation artist and has released critically acclaimed CDs for the ATMA Classique and Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo labels. Cameron is at the creative forefront of new chamber music festivals in the Okanagan Valley and Llíria, Spain — a UNESCO city of music.

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.

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.

For more information

Jill Zmud

Program Officer, Prizes


1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4086


April 2022


Prize amount


By application

Updated guidelines will be posted 2 months prior to the deadline. Submit your application to virginiaparker-prizes@canadacouncil.ca.

Cumulative list of winners

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