Welcome to the Piano Discipline of the FCMF Alumni Virtual Festival

Hear a performance by clicking on the performer’s photo below. [From YouTube you will be able to view other performers within the same discipline.]

Vote for your favourite performance, by clicking on the ‘Donate to Vote’ button below the performer’s photo.

Each alumnus is raising money for future FCMF National Music Festival programming by encouraging their fans, friends and family to vote for their video.  Alumni are competing for a Grand Award of $1,000 by raising the most money between June 1 and August 15 [minimum $1,000 raised].

Bienvenue à la discipline Piano du Festival virtuel des anciens de la FCFM

Écoutez une prestation en cliquant sur la photo d'un interprète ci-dessous. [Une fois sur Youtube, vous pourrez visionner les prestations des autres interprètes dans la même discipline.]

Votez pour votre interprétation préférée en cliquant sur le bouton « Donner pour voter » sous la photo de l'interprète.

Chaque ancien aide à amasser des fonds pour appuyer les prochaines éditions du Festival de musique national de la FCFM en encourageant leurs fans, leurs amis et leur famille à voter pour leur vidéo.  Les anciens s'affrontent afin de remporter un Grand prix de 1,000 $ qui sera remis à celui ou celle qui aura amassé le plus d'argent entre le 1er juin et le 15 août avec un minimum 1,000 $.

New videos will be added until August 14, so check back often to vote for your favourite performers and ensure the sustainability of the FCMF National Music Festival.

Are you an alumnus who would like to help out? Register here

Follow us on Facebook to see who is winning

Spread the word and encourage your friends and family to donate to ensure a strong future for FCMF.

For entries in other disciplines, visit the Alumni Virtual Festival Main Page.

De nouvelles vidéos seront ajoutées jusqu'au 14 août, alors revenez voir souvent pour voter pour votre interprète préféré et pour assurer la viabilité du Festival de musique national de la FCFM.

Êtes-vous un ancien qui aimerait aider? Inscrivez-vous ici

Suivez-nous sur Facebook pour savoir qui gagne

Partagez l'événement et encouragez vos amis et votre famille à donner pour assurer un avenir solide à la FCFM.

Pour les inscriptions dans les autres disciplines, visitez la page principale du Festival virtuel des anciens.

The 2019 FCMF National Festival was a very special experience for me. I was able to connect with a large number of incredibly talented musicians, and perform and compete in a competitive, while still supportive atmosphere. I was also able to network and meet individuals from the music scene in Canada, which has been great for my development. As well, the learning experiences at the festival were second to none. Given that I was the winner of my discipline, a number of opportunities have revealed themselves to me because of this festival. I was recognized by my school, the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in magazine and fundraising campaigns which have increased my exposure in the music community. As well, I have been invited to perform with the Symphony New Brunswick in the coming months which was directly linked to my success at this festival. Without the FCMF, I would have never met some of the amazing musicians with whom I was able to develop friendships. The FCMF National Festival has had a formative impact on my career as a musician, for which I am very grateful.

Festivals play a key role in the development of the young musician. I, for one, have benefited greatly from such events by expanding my network of fellow musicians, teachers and jury members who together form some of Canada’s most prestigious community of artists. The FCMF has tested my endurance and through it, I have delivered some of my best performances during my musical career. As the First Prize Winner in Piano and 2nd Grand Award Winner among all disciplines in the 50th National Music Festival in Ottawa in 2017 (Canada’s 150th Anniversary), I can testify that my success was a result of perseverance and hard work. In 2016, my first time at FCMF, I left the festival making many new friends but earning no prize. While some would consider giving up, I used that experience to motivate me to work even harder the next year. Due to experiences such as these, I believe that music festivals provide the emerging artist the right platform and opportunity to undergo that tedious, yet beautiful, process required for any developmental area in life: the process of trying again. After all, do not the rays of success shine behind the gate of failure? The festival movement not only helps the young musician build a career, but it also tests the strength of one’s inner self - which is the starting point of all profound artistic expression.

Le Festival de musique national de la FCFM fut pour moi non seulement une occasion comme jeune musicien de prendre de l'expérience de scène et de me donner un but en travaillant un programme pour une performance, mais également l’occasion de rencontrer et d’échanger avec des jeunes musiciens de partout au pays. En venant d'une province éloignée où nous étions très peu de participant à la finale provinciale à l'époque, les échanges que j’ai eu avec d’autres jeunes musiciens de divers endroits au Canada ont joué un rôle très important dans mon éducation et mon évolution musicale. Le Festival de musique nationale fut également une superbe occasion de découvrir du nouveau répertoire tout en visitant notre grand pays ! Je garderai toujours de très précieux souvenirs des diverses éditions auxquelles j’ai participé!

Je garde d'excellents souvenirs de ma participation au Festival National de Musique. C’était une occasion parfaite de faire la connaissance de musiciens d’autres provinces et de visiter le pays. Je supporte chaleureusement la mission éducative de la FCMF - merci pour tout ce que vous faites pour les jeunes musiciens canadiens.

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Growing up in a small town in rural Nova Scotia, I did not have access to a local music festival. When I participated in my first music festival as an undergraduate student at Mount Allison University, it was easy for me to appreciate the importance of local, provincial, and national music festivals for young Canadian music students. The network of music festivals across Canada offers young musicians an important performance milestone, all within the context of education and celebration of artistic achievement. It is crucial for us to support the FCMF and the vital role it plays in the lives of budding Canadian musicians.

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