2017 Eckhardt-Gramatté

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.