Competition in Voice
The 40th annual E-Gré Competition will take place at Brandon University from May 5th to 7th, 2017.
We are excited to welcome BU alumna Nicole Lizée back to Brandon as this year’s commissioned composer and juror, and to hear the world premiere of her commissioned work, Malfunctionlieder.
Mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabo and pianist John Hess will also serve as jurors and perform in the Gala Concert on Saturday May 6th in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall.
Schedule of Events
Friday May 5th
10:00 – 12:00 Semi-final rounds 1 and 2
2:00 – 4:00 Semi-final rounds 3 and 4
7:00 – 9:00 Semi-final rounds 5 and 6
Saturday May 6th
9:30 – 11:30 Master classes led by jurors
11:30 – 12:30 Presentation by commissioned composer, Nicole Lizée
8:00 Gala concert, Krisztina Szabo and John Hess
Sunday May 7th
10:00 – 1:00 Final rounds 1, 2, and 3
2:00 – 5:00 Final rounds 4, 5, and 6
5:00 Reception hosted by RBC
6:00 Award ceremonies
Tickets are available at the door or at the School of Music office
Weekend pass: $50 adults/$35 students and seniors
Semifinals day pass: $20 adults/$10 students and seniors or per session: $10 adults/$5 students and seniors
Finals day pass: $30 adults/$15 students and seniors or per session: $20 adults/$10 students and seniors
Gala Concert: $20 adults/$10 students and seniors
*All performances will take place in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall at the School of Music, Brandon University
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.