Bramwell Tovey, Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO), is the recipient of the 2015 Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance. The award will be presented to him on Monday, November 23, at 8 p.m., as he conducts the VSO’s performance of “Fauré Requiem, A Choral Masterpiece.” Bramwell will be donating the $20,000 prize towards bursaries at the VSO School of Music to allow students to study with members of the VSO.
A renowned conductor, composer, performer, educator and mentor, Bramwell has been described by Musical America as “one of the most versatile and charismatic musicians in the world.” Among his many accomplishments are the following highlights:
Bramwell Tovey (left) with
Oskar Morawetz and mezzo-
soprano Sandra Graham at
Edmonton’s Centennial Hall
“I am deeply honoured to receive the 2015 Oskar Morawetz Award,” said Bramwell. “Oskar's work and dedication to his new country have been inspirations for me in my own work. This award belongs to the musicians of the VSO as much as to me – it has been an honour to lead them in playing for audiences nationally and internationally.”