Announcing HATCH 2021!!!!

For our third consecutive season, we are so excited to present HATCH, Continuum’s annual summer music mentorship project for performers, composers and conductors made possible with the generous support of The Azrieli Foundation

This year, we received over one hundred applications and our jury selected the following participants:

Composers: Alissa Cheung, Jesse Plessis, Megan Harton

Performers: Danielle Green (violin), Evan Lamberton (cello), Joey (Xiaoying) Zhuang (flute), Noah Stone (clarinet), Megan Thibeault (piano), Tyler Cunningham (percussion)

Additionally, this season we are proud to partner with Tapestry Opera and other partner organizations across Canada for the Women in Musical Leadership program, designed to dramatically increase the Conductors’ practical experience, relationships, and skills. As a result, we welcome conductors Jennifer Tung and Juliane Gallant who will mentor with Brian Current

Mentors: Hope Lee (composer), Martin Arnold (composer), Carol Fujino (violin), Paul Widner (cello), Leslie Newman (flute), Anthony Thompson (clarinet), Gregory Oh (piano), Ryan Scott (percussion)

In 2019, we toured HATCH to several summer music festivals after an intense rehearsal period in Toronto and last year, amidst the pandemic, we were able to continue HATCH with home capture recordings and digital mentorship.

This year we present a hybrid version of HATCH, in digital broadcast format, with professional studio recordings of our participants. We are also delighted to continue our relationship with summer music festivals and are so pleased to announce that HATCH 2021 will be presented by Ottawa Chamberfest! Stay tuned for broadcast links on August 6th. And if you miss that window, we’ll rebroadcast the episodes on Continuum channels August 27th-29th.

The culmination of these efforts will result in three short broadcasts each including solo works and one world premiere chamber composition assembled digitally and introduced by HATCH composers. Solo works include composers Nicole Lizée, Hope Lee, Ana Sokolovic, Christopher Cerrone, John Corigliano and Andrew Staniland.

Lessons and learning sessions began in May and the results so far have been incredible and inspiring! Stay tuned for more information on our broadcasts of these phenomenal up-and-coming next generation of contemporary music artists!!!