Congratulations to 2018 E-Gré Winner



2018 E-Gre Competition Results Press Release – Click Here

Stay tuned for news about the Winner’s Tour, coming in October-November 2018!

The 41st Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition in Strings was held May 4-6, 2018 in Brandon, Manitoba.

First Prize
Amy Hillis, violin, with Katherine Dowling, piano

Second Prize 
Katya Poplyansky, violin, with Emily Rho, piano

Harvey Janzen Prize for Third Place
Sarah Gans, cello, with Emily Rho, piano

Finalist Prizes
Ariel Carrabré, cello, with Katherine Dowling, piano
Yena Lee, violin, with Wesley Ducote, piano
Elizabeth Skinner, violin, with Suren Barry, piano

City of Brandon Prize for Best Performance of the Commissioned Work
Katya Poplyansky, violin, with Emily Rho, piano

Our distinguished jurors and gala artists were the Afiara Quartet: Valerie Li, violin; Timothy Kantor, violin; Eric Wong, viola; and Adrian Fung, cello.

Our guest composer was Carmen Braden. All six contestants performed the 2018 commissioned work, Foxy Fox’s Musical Games in semi-final and final recitals.

2018 Schedule of Events

Meet the 2018 Competitors

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.