2017 E-Gré Winner
Alexandra Smither, soprano
Congratulations to Alexandra Smither and Pierre-André Doucet for winning the 40th National Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition!
We look forward to having you perform on our stage November 12th 2017 – 2 pm at the WAG, as part of your cross-country tour!
Congratulations to you both and to all the performers and accompanists throughout the competition! 👏🏻
In Alexandra’s words……
“It is our duty as performers to facilitate and encourage the creation of new music, as well as to program it interesting and engaging ways! Audiences are incredibly open to experiencing new repertoire, so we must have the drive, curiosity, and commitment to create inspiring and irresistible new experiences for them! The best new music illuminates not only the struggles and wonders of our modern world, but also the timelessness of our human condition. To be alive, making this music, and watching our art form grow into the 21st century is the most exhilarating and joyful part of my work!”