Ensemble Made In Canada celebrate achievements

In 2018, Artists in Residence Ensemble Made In Canada unveiled a project they had been working on for the past two years. The Mosaïque project is a newly commissioned suite of piano quartets by 14 Canadian composers, each inspired by a particular region of Canada. Ensemble Made In Canada will perform this work in every province and territory over the next two seasons and a specially designed website will document audience-generated artwork inspired by this musical commission.

With the announcement of the 2019 JUNO Award nominations, several of the Mosaïque project’s composers were given the nod: Ana Sokolović and Nicole Lizée for Classical Composition of the Year; and David Braid for Classical Album of the Year-Vocal or Choral. Mosaïque project's list of composers also includes former JUNO winners David Braid, Andrew Downing, Vivian Fung. Former Juno nominated composers are Darren Sigesmund and Nicole Lizée.

Also announced in February, Ensemble Made in Canada has been awarded a Prix Opus from the Conseil québécois de la musique for a joint concert they did with Concerts aux îles du Bic this past August.

Watch an interview with Concerts aux îles du Bic Artistic Director, James Darling.

Ensemble Made in Canada has been awarded a Canada Council Grant to record the Mosaïque Project, this summer. They have also been awarded several grants from the Canada Council Touring program, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, SSHRC, and Western internal grants.

Listen to CBC Radio's interview with Ensemble Made In Canada's violist, Sharon Wei about the Mosaïque project on Saskatchewan Weekend.

Listen to CBC Radio's interview with Ensemble Made In Canada's Angela Park, piano and Elissa Lee, violin on Sunday Edition with Michael Enright.

For more information on where to hear this piece and to find out more on the composers, visit: http://mosaiqueproject.com

More about the Mosaïque Project:

NEW (added April 2019): Watch a short video on Ensemble Made in Canada's time in Iqaluit (Nov. 2018) working with high school students at the Inuksuk High school as well as fiddle groups as part of the Mosaïque Project.