Award Winners 2018

Award Winners 2018 2018-09-04T11:51:41+00:00

Announcing the 2018 SOCAN Foundation Awards Recipients

SOCAN Foundation Awards for Emerging Audio-Visual Composers (Sponsored by RBC)

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1st Place Winners

Stephanie Kowal

Stephanie Kowal

Year Zero
Los Angeles, California
Best Original Theme

Spencer Creaghan

Spencer Creaghan

The Ballad
Toronto, Ontario
Best Original Score-Fiction

Stephanie Hamelin Tomala

Stephanie Hamelin Tomala

Area 51
Montreal, Quebec
Best Original Score-Animated

alexandro manzon

Alexandro Manzon

Can You See (On Yonder Tree)?
Montreal, Quebec
Best Original Score-Non Fiction

2nd Place Winners

Lora Bidner

Lora Bidner

Beauty within the Nothing
Toronto, Ontario
Best Original Theme

Stephanie Hamelin Tomala

Stephanie Hamelin Tomala

What’s Within
Montreal, Quebec
Best Original Score-Fiction

alexandro manzon

Alexandro Manzon

Bottle
Montreal, Quebec
Best Original Score-Animated

Spencer Creaghan

Spencer Creaghan

Sororis
Toronto, Ontario
Best Original Score-Non Fiction

3rd Place Winners

Sahlia Wong

Sahlia Wong

Le Léon
Windsor, Ontario
Best Original Theme

Phillipe Stebbings

Phillipe Stebbings

Trapped
Montreal, Quebec
Best Original Score-Fiction

Mac Antoine Gagnon

Marc-Antoine Gagnon

Destiny
Montreal, Quebec
Best Original Score-Animated

Andrew Bennett

Andrew Bennet

Citizen
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Best Original Score-Non Fiction

SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers

1st Prize Winners

Michael Kim Sheng

Michael Kim-Sheng

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Montreal, Quebec

The John Weinzweig Grand Prize

Charles Philippe Tremblay

Charles-Philippe Tremblay-Bégin

Utopia or Oblivion
Montreal, Quebec
Sir Ernest Macmillan

Hoatian Yu

Haotian Yu

Ritual I
Ottawa, Ontario
Serge Garant

Maxwell Lucas

Maxwell Lucas

Ovum/Azoth
Toronto, Ontario
Pierre Mercure

Michael Kim Sheng

Michael Kim-Sheng

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Montreal, Quebec
Hugh Le Caine

Maria Atallah

Maria Atallah

Mar Maroun
Ottawa, Ontario
Godfrey Ridout

2nd Prize Winners

Hunter Coblentz

Hunter Coblentz

Cello & Orchestra
London, UK
Sir Ernest Macmillan

Alison Yun-Fei Jiang

On Light and Birds
Toronto, Ontario
Serge Garant

Brandon Chow

Brandon Chow

Regnvejr I Skoven
Victoria, British Columbia
Pierre Mercure

Xavier Menard

Xavier Ménard

Chasses Inouïes
Montreal, Quebec
Hugh Le Caine

Andrew Noseworthy

Andrew Noseworthy

One Stalk, One Arrow, No Stalk, No Arrow.
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Godfrey Ridout

3rd Prize Winners

Philippe Macnab Seguin

Philippe Macnab-Seguin

Seizing to be Ceased
Montreal, Quebec
Sir Ernest Macmillan

Luke Nickel

Luke Nickel

String Quartet #1
Bristol, UK
Serge Garant

Brian Topp

Brian Topp

Ljós for Soprano Sax and Live-Electronics
Vancouver, British Columbia
Pierre Mercure

Matthew Horrigan

taste / oh yeah, i guess
Vancouver, British Columbia
Hugh Le Caine

Gavin Fraser

Gavin Fraser

Into My Own
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Godfrey Ridout

Young Composer Award Winners

David Ko

David Ko

Let’s Talk About Heritage
Vancouver, British Columbia
Sir Ernest Macmillan

Adam Zolty

Adam Zolty

Three Expressions for Piano Septet
Vancouver, British Columbia
Serge Garant

Hoatian Yu

Haotian Yu

ancient lament
Ottawa, Ontario
Godfrey Ridout

Hoatian Yu

Haotian Yu

fragments after Bach
Ottawa, Ontario
Pierre Mercure

National Youth Orchestra of Canada Residency

Stephanie Orlando

Stephanie Orlando

Ontario

Jared Miller

Jared Miller

USA

William Kuo

William Kuo

British Columbia

SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Canadian Songwriters (sponsored by Sirius XM Canada Inc.)

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SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Canadian Songwriters created in partnership with Sirius XM Canada Inc. celebrate emerging and talented songwriters in Canada. A total of $25,000 (five prizes of $5,000) were awarded to the finalists:

Mary Bryton Nahwegahbow

Mary Bryton Nahwegahbow

Clegg Street
Ontario

Kate Stevens

Kate Stevens

It’s Real
Alberta

Braden Lamoreaux

Braden Lamoureaux

Into The Light
Nova Scotia

Christian Hudson

Christian Hudson

Four Leaf Clover
Ontario

William Dolan

William Dolan

Cadillac
British Columbia