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Rodney Sharman wins Walter Carsen Prize

Rodney Sharman wins Walter Carsen Prize

November 23, 2017
National

Rodney Sharman wins Walter Carsen Prize

"Vancouver composer Rodney Sharman has just won the Canada Council for the Arts' Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts.

The $50,000 prize recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievements by a Canadian professional artist in music, theatre, or dance.

"I feel honoured," Sharman said in a press announcement. "I am also pleased to be able to devote time to writing pieces I have been thinking about for years. I am touched, too, in that my first dance collaboration with James Kudelka, Thrust, is dedicated to Walter Carsen in celebration of his 2000 Ramon John Hnatyshyn award for volunteerism in the performing arts."

Born in Biggar, Saskatchewan, Sharman is composer-in-residence at Early Music Vancouver’s New Music for Old Instruments program. He has also served in that role at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony, and National Youth Orchestra of Canada..."

www.straight.com

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Vancouver-based composer Rodney Sharman wins Walter Carsen Prize

"Vancouver-based composer Rodney Sharman has won the prestigious Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts awarded annually by the
Canada Council for the Arts.

Sharman was born in Saskatchewan in 1958 but came to British Columbia when his family moved to Victoria. As a young man he studied with Murray Adaskin and Rudolf Komorous; thereafter his teachers included Brian Ferneyhough, Louis Andriessen and, most significantly, Morton Feldman. Sharman received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1991..."

artslandiavancouver.com

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