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THE SCOOP | Three Classical Musicians Have Been Appointed To The Order Of Canada

By Michael Vincent on November 27, 2020

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(Photo: Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall, OSGG)

The Governor General, Julie Payette, has today announced 114 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Among them are three classical musicians recognized for their contributions to Canada’s cultural life.

“Those who bear the order’s iconic snowflake insignia have changed our nation’s measure of success and, through the sum of their accomplishments, have helped us build a better Canada,” says a news release from the office of the Governor General.

The new member list includes 8 Companions (C.C.), 21 Officers (O.C.) and 85 Members (C.M.), including 1 Honorary Member. Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a future date.

The Order recognizes Canadians from all sectors of society for their outstanding achievements, dedication to their communities and service to the nation.

The latest musicians to be nominated to the Order are:

Christina Petrowska Quilico, C.M. (Toronto, Ontario)— For her celebrated career as a classical and contemporary pianist, and for championing Canadian music.

Christina Petrowska Quilico
Christina Petrowska Quilico (Photo: Bo Huang)

 

Lara St. John, C.M. (London, Ontario and New York, New York, United States of America) —  For pushing the boundaries of classical interpretation as a solo violinist and for supporting diversity in the arts.

Marietta Orlov, C.M. (deceased) (Toronto, Ontario) — For her lifelong contributions as a piano pedagogue and for her enduring devotion to the next generation of Canadian musicians.

Other notable artists include:

Menka Nagrani, C.M. (Montréal, Quebec) — For her efforts to include people with disabilities into the performing arts, blending dance, theatre and music.

Robert Godin, C.M. (Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Quebec) —  For his research and development activities in guitar manufacturing.

Elizabeth Langley, C.M. (Montréal, Quebec) —  For her sustained mentorship of aspiring dancers and her lifelong devotion to the art.

For the full list of appointees, see HERE.

Congrats to all!

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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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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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