2019 in review

Updated: Jun 3


With 2019 coming to an end, it is time for us to reflect on the highlights of the past year!


Company News

Since this summer, Eoin, Vice President of Booking, has been the chair of the NAPAMA Canadian executive committee and a NAPAMA board member. NAPAMA, the North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents, promotes the best interests of professionals engaged in the touring of the performing arts through building and sharing knowledge, advocacy, leadership, and innovation.

Learn more about NAPAMA here.


Since September, Melissa has taken on the full time role of Vice President of Artist Services.



Achievements

We warmly congratulate all of our artists that were nominated for or received an award!


Louise Bessette received the honorable Governor General's Performing Arts Award (GGPAA). She received this prize for her Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award in classical music.


Eve Egoyan received the Toronto Arts Foundation's Muriel Sherrin Award.


Lara Deutsch received the Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer 2019-2020 for Collaborative Emerging Artist.


Jaap Nico Hamburger has been named composer in residence at Mécénat Musica for their 2019-2020 season.


Guy Livingston received the Silver Medal at the New York Festivals Radio Awards for his documentary Victor Herbert.


Infusion Baroque, collectif9, and Jacques Kuba-Séguin are finalists for a Prix Opus 2020 for their recent album releases in their respective categories.



Showcases:

Many of our artists were selected to participate in Official Showcases in major conferences worldwide:


Eve Egoyan showcased at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) conference in NYC.


Infusion Baroque showcased at the Chamber Music of America (CMA) conference in NYC.


Stick&Bow showcased at the Pacific Contact conference in BC.


Jean-Michel Pilc and Jacques Kuba-Séguin performed at the Clubnight organised by the CQM in conjuction with the Jazzahead conference in Bremen, Germany.


Video Phase showcased at the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) conference in Ottawa.


Perséides showcased at the Folk Alliance conference in Montreal.



Major Performances

The Trio Saint-Laurent performed concerts in cultural centers throughout Montreal as part of the CAM en tournée tour 18/19.


Amir Amiri and Ensemble Kamaan performed concerts in cultural centers throughout Montreal as part of the CAM en tournée tour 18/19.


collectif9 made their France debut at La folle journée de Nantes.


The Debussy Quartet toured throughout Québec.


Marina Thibeault toured in the US for the release of her album ELLES.

PEP toured with Debut Atlantic.


Brian Current's River of Light premiered with the Vancouver Bach Choir and Orchestra.


Eve Egoyan toured Australia.


collectif9 toured in the Western USA.


collectif9 toured in London.


Jean-Michel Pilc performed at the Montreal Jazz Fest.


Video Phase toured multiple times in China.


Tambuco perfromed Gabriela Oritz's Yanga with