2020 in review
With 2020 coming to an end, it is time for us to reflect on the highlights of this past year, which was particularly challenging, especially for the music community. Despite these challenges, we are proud that musicians and arts community professionals rose to the occasion and continued to create art which made the burdens of this year a little easier to bear.
Thank you so much to our artists and to artists worldwide for helping to provide purpose, hope, and inspiration this past year and always.
As you probably know, since March, our team has been working remotely. We have implemented a new daily Zoom meetings routine, and have our staff have quickly set up their home offices so they can keep on working hard for our artists.
This year, we also made some updates to our website. You can now see our detailed list of services for artists, presenters, and music industry professionals that we offer here. It is now also easier to contact us about your booking inquiries by using the following form here.
As always, you can still contact us by phone or email.
To help artists during these difficult time, our agents and staff at Latitude 45 Arts have offered you a few tips in a blog series on our website : Adgent Advice for Musicians dureing the pandemic.
We warmly congratulate all of our artists that were nominated for or received an award!
Marina Thibeault's CD ELLES has been nominated at the JUNO Awards in the category of Classical Album of the Year (Solo or Chamber).
Jacques Kuba Séguin's CD MiGRATIONS received the JUNO Awards in the category of Jazz album of the Year (Solo) and the Felix Prize at the ADISQ Gala in the category of Jazz album of the Year.
Caroline Keane, member of FourWinds has been nominated for Best Folk Instrumentalist at the RTÉ RADIO 1 FOLK AWARDS 2020.
Janelle Fung's latest recording, Aubade, was nominated at the Opus Prizes in the category of album of the year - classical music, romantic, post-romantic, and impressionist.
Latitude 45 Artists have been busy recording and releasing albums, adding their creative and diverse voices to the recording landscape.
Jaap Nico Hamburger released two recording on Leaf Music : Piano concerto and Chamber Symphonies no. 1 & 2.
Jean-Michel Pilc released three new single on Justin Times Record. Two other single will be released in 2021 culminating in an EP in March.
Makoto Nakura released Bach Parallel on the Japanese label Evolution Music Group.
Arthur Arnold released Alexander MOSOLOV: Symphony No. 5 • Harp Concerto on Naxos.
collectif9 premiered their unique film-concert RITUÆLS, a 60-minute feature-length film bringing together works dating from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, launching a series of films that create various multidisciplinary universes.
This has been a successful year for our wonderful artists and the plans we have for 2021 are looking just as promising! Stay tuned for an exciting project coming up soon about resources to help artists and professionals in their digital transition.
From all of us at Latitude 45, we wish you a warm holiday season full of music, connection, discovery, and joy.
Barbara, Eoin, Melissa, Gabriel, Jean, and Taylor