The Atlantic Young Artist Competition and Tour are projects of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association and its provincial counterparts in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The biennial competition takes place in even-numbered years and is open to pianists, singers and instrumentalists between the ages of 16 and 25 (27 for vocalists) who are currently studying with a Registered Music Teacher. Competitors must be performing at the Senior Concert level.
The Atlantic Young Artists 2016 Tour An Outstanding Success with Marcel d’Entremont, Tenor
The 2016 winner of the Atlantic Young Artist competition, Marcel d’Entremont, performed to enthusiastic audiences throughout the Maritime Provinces. He was skillfully assisted at the piano by Dakota Scott-Digout. The eight- concert tour began in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia on September 10 and culminated on October 21 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Other concert locations included Charlottetown, Sackville, Fredericton, Wolfville, Yarmouth and New Glasgow.
Rave reviews were received from each of the concert venues. Marcel’s rich, resonant voice was displayed beautifully in his eclectic program. Repertoire included an aria from Carl Maria von Weber to contemporary folk settings by Canadian composers, Donna Rhodenizer and Godfrey Ridout. To end the concert, he delighted audiences with an animated performance of pieces from Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs. Dakota handled the demanding piano parts with ease and partnered the expressive range of Marcel’s voice beautifully.
Following this Young Artist concert tour, Marcel left for an extended tour across Canada with Jeunesses Musicales to perform in Verdi’s La Traviata.