Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

21-year-old violin player wins inaugural Michael Measures Prize

Described as a promising musician, Benedicte Lauziere has won the first ever Michael Measures Prize.
Great deals on musical instruments

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

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800690702-ADNFCR

Posted on 5 Aug 2011 14:04 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Only 22 Adam Clayton Signature Model Bass Guitars in Purple Sparkle Finish are available in the UK

21 Nov 2017 17:00
thumbnail

Until 30th November 2017, save up to 50% on Komplete 11 bundles with Maschine and Komplete Kontrol hardware.

14 Nov 2017 10:01
thumbnail

The Yamaha EAD-10 system is the latest in hybrid drum technology, providing studio-quality sounds triggered from an acoustic kit

13 Nov 2017 16:14
thumbnail

The exciting 2018 PRS SE range of guitars has been announced and will be available soon

10 Nov 2017 17:01
thumbnail

Fender Releases Limited Edition Blues Deluxe Reissue Guitar Amplifier

2 Nov 2017 17:26
thumbnail

Ableton Live 10 updates the Live range and is available soon

2 Nov 2017 15:32

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Announced at this year's NAMM Summer Show, the Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Bass is now available

21 Nov 2017 10:23
thumbnail

The KHDK Kirk Hammett Ghoul JR Overdrive delivers signature overdrive/distortion tones in a tiny micro-sized pedal format

17 Nov 2017 13:25
thumbnail

Wampler announces the Tumnus Deluxe Overdrive Pedal - a new and improved tribute to a renowned overdrive pedal

16 Nov 2017 13:08
thumbnail

The Epiphone Ltd Ed Joe Bonamassa 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V Guitar Outfit is a highly collectable yet gig-able instrument, with special signature appointments

15 Nov 2017 13:55
thumbnail

The Apogee MiC Plus builds on the success of the 2011 MiC, bringing plug-and-play studio-grade recording quality to iOS devices and laptops

14 Nov 2017 17:00
thumbnail

Fender releases new Ed O'Brien signature model Stratocaster loaded with a sustainer pickup; ideal for creating lush layered soundscapes

14 Nov 2017 10:17