Carrefour

What is Carrefour?

Carrefour is a new, two-year professional development opportunity for emerging, culturally diverse or indigenous composers with the NAC Orchestra. It is a joint initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Arts Centre.

Carrefour supports the advancement of unique voices in orchestral composition in Canada, through commissions, rehearsals and performances, collaborative projects and new media initiatives.

Following a competitive selection process, we’re proud to announce the first 2 composers to take part in Carrefour: Ian Cusson from Toronto and Remy Siu from Vancouver.

You can learn more about them on the Canada Council for the Arts' website.

“That the NAC must be a vital, buzzing hub for contemporary Canadian creators is an absolute conviction of mine, as is the conviction that emerging composers can benefit extraordinarily through intense collaboration with musicians, through feedback from conductors and through regular exposure to the rehearsal process of orchestras. I could not therefore be more delighted that we are partnering with the Canada Council for the Arts for our new two-year professional development opportunity for young composers.”

Alexander Shelley, Music Director, NAC Orchestra

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