During the Gala Concert on October 16, 2015 at the Notre-Dame Basilica, the Canadian International Organ Competition paid tribute to Mr. E. Noël Spinelli, Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder of the CIOC. Without his vision and tireless dedication, the CIOC would have never come to fruition. Part of the tribute will be the announcement of the Spinelli Prize to be awarded during our next international competition. We hope that this prize will stand as a testament not only to what Mr. Spinelli has done for the CIOC, but for everything he has done in support of cultural organizations as a distinguished businessman and philanthropist.
We would like to invite you to make a donation in support of the Spinelli Prize. The prizes that we award during our competition allow us to attract the best, most talented young musicians from around the world. These young artists make a significant contribution to the artistic life of our city, and have a rare opportunity to further advance their abilities through the professional development offered by the CIOC during their stay in Montreal.
You can lean more about the Gala Concert taking place on October 16 here.
For more information on the Spinelli Prize, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 514.510.5678