Barbara awarded honorary doctorate from University of Toronto

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Sopranos Barbara Hannigan and Mary Morrison were awarded honorary degrees yesterday at the Convocation ceremony of the University of Toronto.
The dual honour marks a significant connection between Mary Morrison and Barbara Hannigan, who shared a relationship as student and teacher at the university.

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Barbara awarded honorary doctorate from Mount Allison

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On May 15th, Barbara was awarded an honorary doctorate from Mount Allison University in Canada. Mount Allison has a long tradition of offering honorary degrees to individuals who reflect the vision and values of the community. Honorary degrees are awarded to those who are nationally or internationally recognized in their fields, those who have demonstrated service to Mount Allison or …

let me tell you tops Best of 2016 lists

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Since its release last January, let me tell you has garnered numerous awards, including a Gramophone Award, an Edison Klassiek award, and most recently a Diapason d’Or. let me tell you ends the year on a high note, landing on many prestigious Best of 2016 lists. #6 NPR Best 50 Albums of 2016 let me tell you came in at number …

Diapason d’or & Edison Klassiek for let me tell you

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Barbara Hannigan’s recording of Hans Abrahamsen’s let me tell you with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Andris Nelsons on Winter & Winter has picked up two more awards this month: a Diapason d’or and an Edison Klassiek award. In the Diapason magazine: “Un des rares compositeurs vivants à montrer autant d’imagination profonde, tel qu’en témoigne ce cycle de mélodies avec …

let me tell you wins Gramophone Award

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Barbara Hannigan’s recording of Hans Abrahamsen’s let me tell you with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Andris Nelsons on Winter & Winter has won this year’s Contemporary Gramophone Award. This Gramophone win marks the third time Hannigan has featured as a winner in the Contemporary category of the magazine’s annual awards. She features on the winning contemporary recordings in 2014 …

Order of Canada appointment

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Announced today, Barbara is one of the newly appointed members to the Order of Canada. She has been recognized “for her achievements as an internationally renowned opera singer and cultural ambassador for Canada”. The Order of Canada, given to more than 6,500 people since its creation in 1967, recognizes Canadians who have been high achievers in their fields or have …

DER FAUST Award for Marie in Die Soldaten

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Tonight Barbara was awarded the DER FAUST Award in the category “Sängerdarstellerin/Sängerdarsteller Musiktheater” for her remarkable performance as Marie in the Bayerische Staatsoper production of Bernd Alois Zimmerman’s ‘Die Soldaten’. DER FAUST Awards are considered the highest theatre honor in Germany and are given for German productions and performances. The awards are presented and decided by the Deutsche Bühnenverein (DB) …

German Record Critics Award

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The DVD “”Barbara Hannigan: Concert & Documentary” received the German Record Critics’ Award from the Association of German Record Critics as a recording of Exceptional Artistry. In May Accentus Music released “Barbara Hannigan: Concert & Documentary” on DVD. >> BUY: Amazon | Presto Classical Mahler Chamber Orchestra Barbara Hannigan (soprano/conductor) She crosses boundaries and loves to explore new territory. Barbara …

“Ludwig loves Barbara”: De Ovatie 2014 prize

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De Ovatie (The Ovation) 2014, de VSCD Klassieke Muziekprijs, was awarded on December 19th during the festive concert “Christmas with Ludwig” in TivoliVredenburg. Simon Reinink, director of the Concertgebouw presented the prestigious prize to Peppie Wiersma, artistic director of Ludwig. De Ovatie is awarded annually to an outstanding stage performance of a musician or ensemble that makes an important contribution …

Edison Klassiek 2014

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The recordings of Dutilleux’s Correspondances and George Benjamin’s Written on Skin have been awarded an Edison Klassiek 2014 music prize. The Edison music award is an annual Dutch music prize, awarded for outstanding achievements in the music industry. Orchestral category winner Dutilleux – Correspondances Barbara Hannigan, Anssi Karttunen, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen Universal …