Every first Thursday of the month with your host, past scholarship recipient and current board member Breagh MacKinnon.
October 3rd at 1 p.m.
Hear from Hanna Mae Cruddas, about her recent lead role in Canada Ballet Jorgen's Anne of Green Gables with Symphony Nova Scotia, and learn about what's on the horizon for award winning classical pianist, Chantal Peng.
Hannah Mae Cruddas began her dance training with the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts School of Dance and the Leica Hardy School of Dance. In 2009, she joined Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto. Hannah Mae was the youngest recipient of the Society of Russian Ballet’s Nesta Toumine Memorial Award and at 14, and was a semi-finalist in the Genée International Ballet Competition. She was the recipient of the Jan Wicha Memorial Cup as well as the Nova Scotia Talent Trust’s Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Hannah Mae was also awarded the Janice Merritt Flemming Award administrated by the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. photo of Hannah from https://halifaxpresents.com/dance/anne-of-green-gables-goes-to-the-ballet-in-new-work-to-premiere-in-halifax-this-september/
Chantal Peng is a classical pianist based in the Annapolis Valley, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree with Professor John Hansen at Acadia University. She continues to receive numerous accolades through her piano career. Apart from being interviewed for a feature on CBC Radio One Peng has performed for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2018 and won 1st Prize at the Canadian Music Competition National Finals as well as Great Composers’ International Concerto Competition in 2016. In 2017, she won the Tietje Zonneveld Award through the Nova Scotia Talent Trust.
Previous episodes included:
Becka Baker Gwyneth Christoffel Gina Burgess, Marcel d'Entremont, Gharrett Paon, Marc Djokic, Charley Young, Shandi Mitchell, Jane Archibald and Charlotte Wilson-Hammond.
You can listen to former episodes here.
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