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THE SCOOP | 2020 Azrieli Music Prizes To Premiere Four Works On Medici TV

By Michael Vincent on August 6, 2020

Left to right: Keiko Devaux, Yotam Haber, Yitzhak Yedid
Left to right: Keiko Devaux, Yotam Haber, Yitzhak Yedid

Canada’s largest music prize for composition has announced they will stream this year’s Gala concert from Montréal’s Salle Claude-Champagne on Medici TV, October 22, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

The Azrieli Music Prizes were established in 2014, and awarded biannually. Two of the prizes focus on new Jewish music, with a third piece commissioned from a Canadian composer.

The Gala will feature the performance of works by three winners Yitzhak Yedid (2020 Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music), Yotam Haber (2020 Azrieli Commission for Jewish Music), Keiko Devaux (2020 Azrieli Commission for Canadian Music), as well as a work by composer Pierre Mercure.

The three winners will receive a prize valued at $200,000, including $50,000 cash, two international performances, and a recording on the Analekta classical music label.

Performers include Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne with soloists Krisztina Szabó (mezzo-soprano) and Sharon Azrieli (soprano).

Program:

• Yitzhak Yedid: Kadosh Kadosh and Cursed
• Pierre Mercure (arr. by Jonathan Monro): Dissidence
• Yotam Haber: Estro poetico-armonico III for mezzo-soprano solo, chamber orchestra and pre-recorded audio
• Keiko Devaux: Arras

Viewers can tune in for free on Medici TV or Azrieli’s Music Prize’s Facebook page.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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