SOCAN Foundation celebrates Young Composer Awards winners

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Left to right: Hugo Mayrand, Monique Jean, Enzo Marceau, James O’Callaghan, Stephen Spencer, Marie-Ève Labadie, Spencer Creaghan, Emily Klassen, Eliot Britton, Carmen Vanderveken, SOCAN’s Francine Ménard, Pierre-Luc Lecours, Julien-Robert Legault-Salvail, Jean-François Denis, Guillaume Barrette. (Photo: Anne Richard)

The SOCAN Foundation was pleased to award 27 emerging composers who share the honours of its 2014 concert and audio-visual music composition contests. The casual ceremony, which 13 winners attended, was held in the SOCAN Montreal offices on July 24, and attended by two seasoned composers, SOCAN Foundation president Jean-François Denis and concert music jury member Monique Jean.

Montreal SOCAN Foundation representative Francine Ménard, who organized the celebration, led SOCAN employees in congratulating the 2014 crop of winners, the youngest of whom, Carmen Vanderveken, is just 21 years old. Many 2014 recipients happen to live in the Montreal area, but others travelled from as far as Ontario for the occasion. The ceremony was followed with a lively lunch, during which SOCAN Foundation Award winners had an opportunity to mingle, and get to know their professional colleagues and the people who look after them at SOCAN. For a full winners’ list of both competitions, please visit the SOCAN Foundation website.

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