The winners for the third edition of the Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes have been announced today in Montreal. This prizes will allow Canadian ensembles Musique 3 Femmes (M3F) and Ensemble vocal Arts-Québec to create four new contemporary Canadian operas to be premiered in 2024.

The biennial Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes is awarded to teams of emerging Canadian female or non-binary composers and librettists in three categories: French Language work, work by BIPOC creators (Black, Indigenous or Person of Colour), and English Language work. Winners receive seed funding, mentorship and dramaturgy by opera composer & dramaturg Luna Pearl Woolf, and funding support for a musical workshop.

The winners of the 2022-23 edition of Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes are:

French Language work: Analia Llugdar, composer (Montréal/Argentina)

Indigenous (BIPOC) work: Alejandra Odgers, composer (Montréal/Mexico) & Nicole O’Bomsawin, librettist (Odanak, Québec)

English Language work: Rebecca Gray, composer and Rachel Gray, librettist (Ottawa)

French Language work – Encouragement Prize: Danaë Ménard-Bélanger, composer & Maïa Ménard-Bélanger, librettist (Montréal).


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