Presented by UCalgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts
The Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition for the performance of Canadian and contemporary music is a memorial to composer, pianist, and violinist S.C. (Sonia) Eckhardt-Gramatté who spent the last twenty-one years of her life in Manitoba. It fulfills her lifelong dream of creating a means by which the music of contemporary composers could make its presence felt by young musicians on the threshold of their careers. The E-Gré National Music Competition has been held annually since 1976 at Brandon University.
The 2017 Eckhardt-Gramatté winner is soprano Alexandra Smither who will be accompanied by pianist Pierre-André Doucet.