The Festival launches the 2017 edition of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition

Young baroque musicians are invited to submit their application    

Lamèque, N. B., Tuesday, September 27, 2016: The Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival is proud to launch the 2017 edition of the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition.  Young baroque musicians are now invited to submit their application. 

The artistic director, Vincent Lauzer, had already confirmed during the 2016 edition of the Festival that the third competition would be presented next year.  "This competition is designed to support emerging musicians in the field of baroque music. Unique in Canada, it allows musicians to develop their career and offers them valuable exposure on the North American baroque music stage. " 

This competition is open to musicians aged between 18 and 30 years old on March 1, 2017.  Singers and instrumentalists playing on period instruments and performing according to the historically informed practice are welcome to apply. The competition rules and application form can be found of the Festival Website at  The deadline for applications is March 1, 2017. 

Winners of the competition will share $6,000 in prizes.  The winner of the first prize will be invited to perform in the 2018 season of the Festival.  “We are very happy to add this important component to our Festival next year” said Vincent Lauzer.  “Young musicians bring excitement to the Festival and the public really appreciate this.” 

The competition is named after the founder of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival, Mr. Mathieu Duguay.