Virginia Parker Prize

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The Virginia Parker Prize (originally known as the Virginia P. Moore Prize) is an annual award given to outstanding young classical musicians (singers, instrumentalists, or conductors) who have previously been recipients of Canada Council grants. The Virginia Parker Prize recipients receive $25,000 to help further their professional careers.[1]

Originally established by Virginia Parker and her husband Thomas Alexander Gzowski (T.A.G.) Moore in 1982, the prize is funded by the Virginia Parker Foundation and is now administered by the Canada Council. Past prize winners have included Louis Lortie (1984) Sophie Rolland (1985) Marc-André Hamelin (1989), Nancy Argenta (1990), Michael Schade (1991), Karina Gauvin (1995), James Ehnes (1997) Yannick Nézet-Séguin (2000) and Marie-Nicole Lemieux (2001).[2]

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