Music Gear News
21-year-old violin player wins inaugural Michael Measures Prize
A 21-year-old violin player from Montreal has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Michael Measures Prize that recognises up-and-coming young Canadian musicians.
Benedicte Lauziere will be handed a $15,000 (£9,400) cheque and be presented with her award by the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYOC), reported CBC News.
The executive director of NYOC, Barbara Smith, described the aspiring musician as "one of the most promising string players in the country".
She added that she expected Lauziere, who is currently studying at Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, to rise up the ranks quickly and make a huge impact on the world of classical music.
Lauziere first started playing the music instrument at five.
Such was her natural ability to command the violin, that by the age of ten, she had enrolled at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal.
In other news, Adriane Post, the great-granddaughter of Dorothea Miller Post, is set to perform at her ancestral home on the same violin used nearly two-centuries ago.
Buy A Violin Now
Posted on 5 Aug 2011 14:04 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Making a much-anticipated return, Yamaha's illustrious Tour Custom kits are penned to cater to the working drummer in need of a sturdy and reliable workhorse.
Experience a comprehensive professional-grade studio quality at great value. Buy a 6176 vintage channel strip & get a UAD-2 QUAD DSP accelerator completely free.
Expanding upon the successes of its critically acclaimed predecessor Octatrack, the MKII promises even more functionality and practicality than ever before.
Short on space? Need a whole library of tones at your feet? BOSS' new GT-1B Bass Effects Processor has all bases covered.
The latest addition to the illustrious range of Katana Amplifiers, the Katana-Mini guitar amplifier brings classic BOSS tone in a portable and lightweight design
Today's second pedal release from BOSS for Roland's 'Future Redesigned' campaign, the MD-500 is the latest comprehensive workhorse for the modern musician.
Recent Music News
The latest entry into the acclaimed microphone brands line-up, the sE8 Small Condenser Microphone packs a big punch despite its diminutive and compact frame.
A familiar face in an all new format, the Waza Amplifier Head lets you experience the full power of an established classic in the comfort of your own bedroom.
A visual percussion instrument that promises a completely immersive rhythmic experience, the DR-01S is the first of many in the latest percussive generation.
In celebration of BOSS' 40th anniversary, the company releases a triumvirate of their most famous and sought-after pedals in a limited-edition box-set format.
In celebration of their rich history, VOX launches the AC30HW60 and AC15HW60. Designed to emulate the classics, VOX add impetus to the saying 'old is gold'
Continuing the legacy of Elektron's previous entries, the Analog Four MKII/Analog Rytm MKII marks the beginning of a new era graced with bountiful enhancements