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A CALL TO FUTURE CLASSICAL MUSIC STARS: APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR THE NAC ORCHESTRA’S YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM

December 4, 2018

The 2019 Edition of the Program marks 21 years of nuturing young musical talent from Canada and abroad. Applications close on February 4th, 2019.

December 4, 2018 – OTTAWA (Canada) Starting on Saturday, December 1st, the National Arts Centre Orchestra began accepting applications for the twenty-first edition of its Young Artists Program (YAP). Seventy exceptionally talented, classically-trained young artists from around the world will be selected to study with an internationally renowned faculty. The comprehensive program takes place in Ottawa in June 2019 and applications close on February 4, 2019.

“During my time at the Young Artists Program, I was able to work with incredible teachers and students that helped me to grow as a musician. I am forever grateful for this experience and will treasure my memories here at the Young Artists Program for the rest of my life.” – Solana Frebold, Precollege Violin 2018.

Founded in 1999 by Pinchas Zukerman, the NAC Orchestra’s Conductor Emeritus, the YAP has sought to deliver rigorous training to the most promising young classical musicians in the world in preparation for a successful career in music. With a foundation of private instruction and chamber music coaching, the YAP also includes career-related mentoring, and performance opportunities including public chamber music concerts, masterclasses, and recitals. Distinguished YAP alumni include NAC Orchestra musicians Jessica Linnebach (associate concertmaster), Jethro Marks (principal viola), and Sean Rice (second clarinet), and international sensations Viviane Hagner (violin) and Jan Lisiecki (piano).

The NAC Young Artists Program is hosted by the University of Ottawa, School of Music, which is outfitted with world-class performance venues, studios and a music library. YAP students stay in residence at the University of Ottawa, just a brief walk to the School of Music and the NAC.

Applications are to be submitted online by February 4, 2019. Applicants are required to create audition videos, write a brief biography and provide a resumé and headshot. Applicants can choose to apply to the Precollege Level or Senior Level of the YAP.

ABOUT THE NAC

The National Arts Centre, home of the world-renowned National Arts Centre Orchestra, is a multi-disciplinary bilingual performing arts venue, presenting the best in music, English and French theatre, dance and variety. Vitally important to the National Arts Centre is its ability to innovate by recruiting world-class musicians, touring regularly and using broadband technology to expand our reach across the world. Each year the NAC reaches thousands of students from all levels with innovative programs.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Allison Caverly

Communications Officer, NAC Orchestra
(613) 947-7000, ext. 335
allison.caverly@nac-cna.ca

 

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