Mécénat Musica Composer in Residence

Jaap Nico Hamburger 2019-2020

Matthias Maute 2014-2018

Mécénat Musica Compositions’ scores and notes are provided to emerging Québec and Canadian artists, without royalties, in perpetuity. Also, Mécénat Musica vidéo has filmed and presented 134 videos of Quebec and Canadian composers’ works to 170+ countries.

​Jaap Nico Hamburger has been named Mécénat Musica’s Composer in Residence 2019-2020. Jaap’s compositions include symphonies, solo concertos, chamber music works,  his opera, “Goldwasser” and commissions from Discovery Channel, Rex Video London UK, Turning Point Ensemble, and Dutch Television. Since 2012, Jaap is a Canadian Music Centre Associate Composer.

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Matthias Maute has composed 57 movements of Mécénat Musica Compositions for 113 emerging artists, featuring solo music, chamber music for ensembles and orchestral music with choir.

Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes

Emerging female composers and librettists

Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes $25,000


Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes is a $25,000 prize for three teams of emerging female and female-identified opera composers and librettists in Canada who demonstrate extraordinary promise. Prix 3 Femmes is the only prize in Canada where a combination of all of these elements is encouraged financially:

Female creators                                      Composition                                 Workshop

Emerging Artists                                        Writing                                   Performance


Maria Atallah, Ottawa & Alice Abracen, Montréal (tied)

Kendra Harder & Michelle Telford, Saskatoon (tied)


Laurence Jobidon, Québec & Pascale St-Onge, Montréal (tied)

Margareta Jeric & Naima Phillips, Montréal (tied)


Cecilia Livingston, Toronto & Monica Pearce, PEI

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