Six ATMA recordings have been nominated for the 2014 OPUS Prize in three different categories. Founded in 1996 by the Conseil québécois de la musique, the Opus Prize reflects excellence in Quebec’s dynamic music scene. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on February 1, 2015.
Good luck to all of our nominees!
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Classical, Romantic, Post-romantic and Impressionist music
• Franz Schubert: Piano Sonatas: Janina Fialkowska
• Cello Sonatas: Denise Djokic, cello; David Jalbert, piano
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music:
• Mozart : Concert & Opera Arias: soprano Karina Gauvin, Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie, director
• Verso Venezia: Pallade Musica
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Modern and contemporary music:
• Francis Poulenc: Complete works for voice and piano, Olivier Godin, piano, and singers Pascale Beaudin, Julie Fuchs, Hélène Guilmette, Julie Boulianne, Marc Boucher, and François Le Roux.
• Prokofiev Sonatas and Mélodies for violin and piano, Jonathan Crow, violin, Paul Stewart, piano
Of special note this year, the Opus Prize jury announced that it will bestow the prestigious «Prix homage» on Johanne Goyette, ATMA’s president and founder, in recognition of her essential role in nurturing and promoting Québéc’s musical life over the last 20 years.