• Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever

Canadian Betty Webster Award Winner Announced

Orchestra Canada, the organization that sponsors the prize, announced conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin as this year’s winner

The annual prize celebrates those who have made outstanding contributions to Canadian orchestras.

Nézet-Séguin currently serves as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Orchestre Métropolitain.

Previous Betty Webster Award recipients include Claire Guimond, Bramwell Tovey, Ardyth Brott, and John Gomez.

“Dear musicians across Canada, I am deeply honoured to receive the Betty Webster Award from Orchestras Canada," Yannick Nézet-Séguin said. "The Canadian orchestral scene abounds in talent and, while we are going through a rough patch these days, I am one of those who remain hopeful and believe we must stand together in the coming months. To the entire musical world, to musicians across the country, bravo and thank you for your many initiatives. It warms my heart to receive this honour."

"It was a genuine privilege to be reminded of the many ways that Canadians are making an impact on the orchestral world," said jury chair Jennifer MacDonald. "Ultimately, though, one particular nomination rose to the top, and we are honoured to name Yannick Nézet-Séguin as this year’s winner. He is a remarkable musician, visionary and humanitarian, and he continues to promote Canadian music and musicians on the world stage."


upcoming events

january 2024

12janAll Day16APAP|NYC+ Arts Presenters Conference(All Day) New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019Event Type :conferences & tradeshows Event TagsAPAPFOLLOW

18janAll Day21Chamber Music America National Conference(All Day) Westin New York at Times Square, 270 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036Event Type :conferences & tradeshows Event TagsChamber Music America National Conference,CMA,ConferencesFOLLOW

25janAll Day28National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show(All Day) Anaheim convention center, Anaheim, CA 92802Event Type :conferences & tradeshows Event TagsNAMM,The National American of Music Merchants ShowFOLLOW


Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!

click left click right