On Saturday afternoon, March 24, the CMC and CBC co-presented the JUNOs Classical Showcase in CBC Vancouver’s Studio One at 700 Hamilton Street.

Featuring jaw-droppingly great performances by Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, Pianist Jan Lisiecki, Tiresias Duo (Rachel Iwaasa & Mark McGregor), Bass-Baritone Philippe Sly, and ARC Ensemble among other remarkable artists, the concert was produced by Denise Ball, live-streamed on Facebook, and broadcast nationally on CBC TV the following day as part of their JUNO coverage.

Entire program available on video, starting at 7:00 minutes in:

The JUNOs Classical Showcase began eleven years ago as a creation of the Canadian Music Centre, but this is the first year the showcase was broadcast on national TV. The CMC also hosted a reception after the showcase for the performers and audience.

Jocelyn Morlock won Classical Composition of the Year for her composition “My Name is Amanda Todd” and Jan Lisiecki won Classical Album of the Year for Large Ensemble for his recording of Chopin with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester.

Photos by Tom Hudock