Polish-American composer Wlad Marhulets’s 2009 Klezmer Clarinet Concerto has won the inaugural Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music from Canada’s Azrieli Foundation. The Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music is given for a work composed within the last ten years and comes with a $50,000 prize. Kent Nagano will lead the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in the concerto’s premiere on October 19. The same concert will also include the world premiere of Brian Current’s The Seven Heavenly Halls, previously announced as the winner of the inaugural 2015 Azrieli Commissioning Competition prize for Canadian composers of newly composed works on Jewish themes. The Azrieli Foundation supports initiatives and programs in the fields of education, architecture and design, Jewish community, Holocaust commemoration and education, scientific and medical research, and the arts.
Posted June 1, 2016
Wlad Marhulets photo by Arthur Moeller