2018 Pentland Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award


2018: Bramwell Tovey

Awarded on January 20, 2018

The world has only ever known one Leonard Bernstein. And any orchestra today would give their eyeteeth to find another. Yet that is exactly what the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has had, and indeed what the entire nation of Canada has been fortunate to have ever since Maestro Bramwell Tovey first moved to this country in 1989.

Mark Swed, writing in the Los Angeles Times, called a concert Bramwell conducted there “one of the greatest occasions in the history of the Hollywood Bowl,” placing him in a pantheon with two other great conductors — Dudamel and none other than Leonard Bernstein.

Award of Excellence


Jocelyn Morlock

Presented on December 4, 2018 at the Murray Adaskin Salon — on winning Trifecta of SOCAN, WCMA, and a JUNO!

Ian Hampton

Presented June 23, 2018 at the Murray Adaskin Salon • Read More

Outstanding Composition


Chor Leoni C/4 Canadian Choral Composition Competition

Presented February 23, 2018 • Read More
Marie-Claire Saindon for Mer calme
Benjamin Bolden for Twilight
Gerda Blok-Wilson for O Little Rose, O Dark Rose

Outstanding Performance


Fionna Lyons

Presented on May 12, 2018, at the Kiwanis Competition

Spurrell Studio Choir

Presented on July 7, 2018, at the International Choral Kathaumixw Festival

Pentland Prize


John Stetch (UBC)

Presented on June 1, 2018, at the Murray Adaskin Salon • Read More