The Canadian event is devoted to exceptional performances of contemporary repertoire


Violinist Joshua Peters has won the 2015 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, held at Brandon University School of Music in Canada. He receives a cash prize of $10,000, a three-week residency and debut recital in Italy at the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival, and a Cross-Canada Winner’s Tour in November.

Currently studying with Ian Swensen at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Peters also won first prize at the WMC Doris McClellan Competition in 2014.

The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition recognises exceptional performances of contemporary music by Canada’s top emerging artists, with a particular focus on Canadian repertoire. Held annually at the Brandon University on the first weekend in May, the event alternates between Strings (2015), Piano (2016) and Voice (2017).

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