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2017 Scholarship Winners

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg held its annual scholarship auditions at the Eva Clare Hall, at the University of Manitoba. The day was filled with many commendable performances from all 30 young Manitoba artists! The WMC congratulates the following winners:

  1. WMC Scholarship $3,000 - Andrea Lett- Soprano

  2. WMC Scholarship $2,500 - Kristy Tucker - Bassoon

  3. Madeleine Gauvin Scholarship $2,000 - Paul Williamson - Piano

  4. Holtby Scholarship - $1,500 - Yufei Liu - Violin

  5. Berythe Birse Scholarship - $1000 - Nolan Powell - Guitar The WMC scholarship program has been a feature of the Women's Musical Club mandate since 1915. Hundreds of young musicians have won these scholarships over the years, and many have gone on to achieve international acclaim. The names of the winners and the amounts of the awards are listed in a brochure which is updated yearly. The five winners will perform and receive their scholarship cheques at the annual WMC Scholarship Winners' Recital that will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The public is invited to attend and be treated to an evening of amazing music from these talented Manitoban performers! Tickets are available through our online ticketing on our website -  through a subscription or purchase of individual tickets, or at the door. Students $5 at the door only.

2017 WMC Scholarship Winners - (left to right) - December 28th 2017

Andrea Lett - soprano; Kristy Tucker - bassoon; Paul Williamson - piano; Yufei Liu - violin;

Nolan Powell - guitar __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Praised for her "sweet sincerity" and her "clear voice soaring to stratospheric heights" (Opera Canada, 2015) soprano Andrea Lett is thrilled to be part of the vibrant music scene in Winnipeg.  Originally from Prince Albert SK, Lett finished her undergrad in Music at the University of Manitoba studying with Monica Huisman and completed her Masters in Opera at the University of Toronto in 2016 studying with Mary Morrison.  Andrea was a recent finalist in the Canadian Opera Company's 2016 Centre Stage Gala Competition, and her versatile tone has allotted her a variety of roles - from Cendrillon to Queen of the Night.  Upcoming engagements include Santa Fe's 2017 Young Artist Apprentice Singer Program and Calgary Opera's 2017/2018 Emerging Artist Program.

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