YSM pianists win prizes in Montreal Competition

Lindsay Garritson

Lindsay Garritson ’10MM, ’11AD won Second Prize in the 2011 Montreal International Musical Competition. Incoming Artist Diploma student Henry Kramer won the third prize. The competition’s first prize went to Italian pianist Beatrice Rana.

In the final round, Garritson played Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16. Kramer performed Ravel’s Concerto in G major.

Garritson, Kramer, and Rana will appear in the Winners’ Gala Concert on Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Montréal’s Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts. Under the direction of Jean-François Rivest, the Orchestre Métropolitain will accompany the winners.

The members of the jury were Arnaldo Cohen (Brazil), Jean-Philippe Collard (France), Mari Kodama (Japan), James Parker (Canada), Benjamin Pasternack (United States), Imre Rohmann (Austria), and Lilya Zilberstein (Russia). André Bourbeau (Canada) was the president of the jury. More information is available at the competition’s website.

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Published June 2, 2011
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Duane Padilla ’99MM and his band win award from Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts

Violinist Duane Padilla ’99MM and his band, the Hot Club of Hulaville, just won a high honor from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts: the band’s album Django Would Go was awarded the Hoku Na Hano Hano Award for Jazz Album of the Year 2011.

The Hoku Na Hano Hano Awards are the Hawaiian music industry’s equivalent of the Grammys.

In addition to playing Gypsy jazz with Hot Club of Hulaville, Padilla plays violin in the classical Gemini Duo and is also a freelance recording engineer, photographer, and chef.

Published June 2, 2011
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