I am very proud to be part of the celebration surrounding the JUNOS. So far I have 4 CDs which have received nominations for Best Classical Composition. There are so many wonderful Canadian composers and I salute all of them and especially the nominees. I would also like to praise the amazing pianists that Canada has produced. Some of the most outstanding ones include: Marc Andre Hamelin, Louis Lortie, Andre Laplante, Janina Fialkowska, John Kimura Parker, Jamie Parker, Stewart Goodyear, Angela Hewitt, Alexandre Tharaud, Lucille Chung, Louise Bessette and the legends Glenn Gould, Anton Kuerti and Lubka Kolessa.
In related news, please enjoy @JohnTerauds’ post, Classical Juno nominees underline importance of public support for Canadian music making. If you haven’t already added John’s MusicalToronto.org to your regular viewing, I can highly recommend checking it out.