Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (2)

2016 Winner and Best Performance of the Commissioned Work: Matt Poon

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Second Place: Naomi Woo

Naomi Woo

Third Place: Jesse Plessis

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The Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition for the performance of Canadian and contemporary music is a memorial to composer, pianist, and violinist S.C. (Sonia) Eckhardt-Gramatté who spent the last twenty-one years of her life in Manitoba. It fulfills her lifelong dream of creating a means by which the music of contemporary composers could make its presence felt by young musicians on the threshold of their careers. The E-Gré National Music Competition has been held annually since 1976 at Brandon University.

The 2016 competition takes place beginning on May 6. All events are held in the Queen Elizabeth II Music Building, Brandon University, with performances presented in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall unless otherwise specified. Read the complete program here.

Link to our livestream


Semi- finals Admission: $10 Adults $5 Students and Seniors
10:00 AM – NOON Semi-finals Round 1: 

         Jialiang Zhu

          Naomi Woo

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Semi-finals Round 2: 

        Edward Enman

        Peter Krejcar

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Semi-finals Round 3:

         Megan Thibeault

          Jesse Plessis



10:00 AM – NOON Semi-finals Round 4:

Daniel Tselyakov

Matt Poon

1:00 PM Luncheon – Celebration of Semi-finalists
Bistro 40 at the Trails West Inn

Our 2016 Finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Jesse Plessis

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Matt Poon

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and Naomi Woo

Naomi Woo
3:00 PM Composer Presentation with Jeffery Ryan

8:00 PM GALA CONCERT featuring Louise Bessette and Vicky Chow
Admission $20 adults
$10 students & seniors

10:00 AM – NOON Masterclasses Free to observe
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Finals Admission $20 adults, $10 students & seniors

1:30 PM- Naomi Woo

2:30 PM – Matt Poon

3:30 PM – Jesse Plessis