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UBC alumni win at the 2019 Juno Awards

James Parker

James Parker

Congratulations to pianist James Parker (BMus’85) and baritone Tyler Duncan (BMus’98) for their wins at the 2019 Juno Awards!

With his group the Gryphon Trio, Parker won the 2019 Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber for their album The End of Flowers: Works by Clarke and Ravel (Analekta). The Gryphon Trio were also nominated in the Classical Album: Large Ensemble category, for their collaboration with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra on Into the Wonder.

Duncan (BMus’98) appeared as a soloist on the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Serenade to Music; Flos Campi (Chandos), which won the Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble. The album was earlier nominated for a Grammy Award.

The awards were held in London, Ontario on March 17th, 2019 and hosted by Sarah MacLachlan.

Instructor Jocelyn Morlock wins Juno Award for Best Classical Composition

Congratulations to composer and sessional instructor Jocelyn Morlock (MMus’96, DMA’02), winner of this year's Juno Award for Best Classical Composition!

Jocelyn's My Name Is Amanda Todd, a 10-minute composition for orchestra, honours the memory of the Port Coquitlam teenager who died tragically in 2015. Jocelyn and Amanda's mother, Carol Todd, spoke about the piece, and Amanda's legacy, at the ceremony:


Two other UBC School of Music faculty and alumni were nominated for 2018 Juno Awards for their excellent work:

Alumnus Fraser Walters (BMus ’03) and his group The Tenors received a nod for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for Christmas Together, which "captures the joy and magic of the season, combining a mix of holiday classics, contemporary favourites and original songs." This is The Tenors' third Juno nomination — they won the same category in 2013. 

Sessional instructor and harpsichordist Alexander Weimann is nominated alongside Arion Orchestre Baroque for Classical Album of the Year (Large Ensemble). Their album, Rebelles Baroques, is hailed for the "clarity and freshness of [its] interpretations" and attention to detail. Weimann is the Principal Artist and Director of the School of Music's Baroque Orchestra Mentorship Program.

Congratulations, Jocelyn, Fraser and Alex! 

 

School of Music faculty and alumni nominated for 2018 Juno awards

Three UBC School of Music faculty and alumni have been nominated for 2018 Juno Awards!

Composer and sessional instructor Jocelyn Morlock (MMus’96, DMA’02) is nominated for Classical Composition of the Year for her orchestral work, My Name Is Amanda Todd. The 10-minute composition honours the memory of the Port Coquitlam teenager who died tragically in 2015. Watch Jocelyn talk about the piece, and the inspiration behind it, here.

Alumnus Fraser Walters (BMus ’03) and his group The Tenors received a nod for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for Christmas Together, which "captures the joy and magic of the season, combining a mix of holiday classics, contemporary favourites and original songs." This is The Tenors' third Juno nomination — they won the same category in 2013. 

Sessional instructor and harpsichordist Alexander Weimann is nominated alongside Arion Orchestre Baroque for Classical Album of the Year (Large Ensemble). Their album, Rebelles Baroques, is hailed for the "clarity and freshness of [its] interpretations" and attention to detail. Weimann is the Principal Artist and Director of the School of Music's Baroque Orchestra Mentorship Program.

Congratulations, Jocelyn, Fraser and Alex! 

 

The Juno Connection

Congratulations to Alexander Weimann, Turning Point Ensemble and Musica Intima on their Juno nominations!

Alexander Weimann

Alexander Weimann

Thirst

Thirst

Weimann is the Principal Artist and Director of our Baroque Orchestra Mentorship Program. He’s nominated for Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral Performance with Bach: Magnificat BWV 243, his recording with Arion Baroque Orchestre.

Turning Point Ensemble and Musica Intima are nominated for Classical Composition of the Year for their recording of Ana Sokolović’s “And I need a room to receive five thousand people with raised glasses…or…what a glorious day, the birds are singing ‘halleluia.’” The song appears on the new album Thirst, a collaboration between the two groups released by Redshift Records.

Musica Intima is an internationally renowed vocal chamber group, while Turning Point Ensemble is a large chamber ensemble dedicated to "linking modern and contemporary music to music of our time and other artforms." A number of UBC faculty members and alumni perform in these two boundary-pushing Vancouver-based ensembles and were involved in the recording. Faculty members include:

Karen Wilson (BMus’74) produced the album. Will Howie (BMus’04) was the recording engineer and digital editor.

The Juno Awards will be announced on Sunday, April 2nd. We're keeping our fingers crossed!

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