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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.

FRIDAY, MAY 6
10:00 AM – NOON Semi-finals Each set: Admission
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Semi-finals $10 adults
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Semi-finals $5 students & seniors

SATURDAY, MAY 7
10:00 AM – NOON Semi-finals
1:00 PM Luncheon – Celebration of Semi-finalists
Bistro 40 at the Trails West Inn
3:00 PM Presentation

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

SUNDAY, MAY 8
10:00 AM – NOON Masterclasses Free to observe
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Finals Admission $20 adults, $10 students & seniors