Ottawa Symphony
Alain Trudel, Music Director | Directeur artistique

Prix Senécal Mozart


Ottawa Symphony – Senécal Mozart Prize


About The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra – Senécal Mozart Prize

The Senécal Prize was launched in 2017 to provide young Canadian musical talent the unique and coveted opportunity to perform solo, accompanied by a large-scale, professional orchestra—and an important spring board to a budding professional career. The Ottawa Symphony – Senécal Mozart Prize encourages young musicians—morally and financially—in their pursuit of performance excellence.

Overview for Participants

2018/2019 Ottawa Symphony Orchestra -Senécal Mozart Prize

The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra is an Ottawa institution of professional musicians renowned for the presentation of large symphonic works. Tracing our roots in the community over 115 years, the current organization has existed continuously since 1965. Our Symphony exists to provide a professional forum for local musicians to share their musical knowledge, talent and passion in our community: for lovers of symphonic music, the uninitiated, our city’s youth—and you!

We are proud to present the 2018/2019 Ottawa Symphony -Senécal Mozart Prize, offering a young musician, the unforgettable experience to play solo at an Ottawa Symphony orchestral performance.

The second year of this initiative will feature the ‘Exsultate, jubilate’ K.165  for soprano voice.

In addition to a $2,500 prize, travel and accommodation, and performance opportunity (Jan. 21st, 2019), this award is a valuable showcase to drive a professional career. The  Ottawa Symphony – Senécal Mozart Prize encourages young musicians—in spirit and materially—in their pursuit of performance excellence.

Key Dates:

Deadline for expression of Interest closing: 4 pm PT, Friday, November 9th, 2018
Audition upload closing: 4 pm PT, Friday, November 30th, 2018
Winner notification: 4 pm PT, Friday, December 7th. 2018
Concert: 8 pm, Monday, January 21st, 2019

HOW TO APPLY                                                     TERMS AND CONDITIONS  

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About Nicole Senécal
Ever since she studied piano as a child, Nicole Senécal has been passionate about music. After classical college and university, she became a lawyer specializing in international public law. She taught law for two years, then joined the Department of External Affairs as a diplomat. Later in her career, she held a number of senior executive positions in the federal public service. In retirement, she has set as her goal to give back the generous support she received in her youth to the next generation.