DEVELOPING ARTISTS GRANTS
2006 Grant Recipient
Classical Music (Orchestral Instrument) Winner
Eighteen-year-old violinist Paul Medeiros is a graduate of Charles P. Allen High School in Bedford, Nova Scotia. He began his violin studies at age seven, taking lessons from Karen Langille, first violinist in Symphony Nova Scotia, and later from Professor Philippe Djokic of Dalhousie University. He has been playing as a member of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra since the age of 15 and also enjoys playing the oboe, acting and singing. Paul has been admitted as a scholarship student to the 2006 Summer String Session at Domain Forget Académie de Musique in Charlevoix, Quebec. He will begin his first year of the Bachelor of Music program in violin performance at Dalhousie University in September 2006.
Lynn Stodola, Chair of the Dalhousie University Music Department, considers Paul to be already an accomplished performer with exceptional promise for a brilliant career. The Dalhousie faculty members who adjudicated his entrance audition unanimously judged him to be "an outstanding applicant, a performer of tremendous promise and possessed of extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical skill." The Hnatyshyn Foundation jury, composed of Martin Riseley, Judy Loman and Joanna G'froerer, noted Paul's "sensitive playing with lots of feeling and good phrasing."