Conductor Nicolas Ellis wins $125,000 Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer 2021-2022

Canadian conductor Nicolas Ellis, Artistic Director & Founder of Orchestre de l’Agora and Artistic Partner to the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, is the winner of the $125,000 Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer 2021-2022 for Collaborative Emerging Artist.

Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer is the biggest prize in Canada and one of the largest in the world for a collaborative emerging artist in classical music. Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer honours Jean-Pierre Goyer and his contributions to music, arts and culture in Montréal, Québec and Canada. Mr. Goyer was Chairman of the Conseil des arts de Montréal and Chairman of the Orchestre Métropolitain where he hired Yannick Nézet- Séguin as emerging conductor at the age of 25 years old.

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JUNO Award winner Dominique Fils-Aimé latest album's Three Little Words

Dominique Fils-Aimé today shares the punchy, brass-fueled track, “Mind Made Up” the latest single off her final album in African American music trilogy Three Little Words, just released via Ensoul Records.

Three Little Words is Fils-Aimé’s most musically diverse and eclectic album to date, largely thanks to acclaimed record producer, musical arranger and mixer Jacques Roy. On the album, Roy connects Fils-Aimé’s voice with the multitude of other sounds, from the heartwarming doo-wop harmonies of “While We Wait” to the spellbinding groove of African percussion, horns, synthesizer and expansive bass lines prevalent in first single “Love Take Over.” The album has already featured on Exclaim!, The Globe & Mail, and CBC Music lists for the most anticipated albums of 2021.

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