School of Music instructor wins Juno
School of Music composition instructor Marjan Mozetich is the 2010 winner of a Juno – Canada’s biggest music award – in the classical composition of the year category. He received his award Saturday at a gala ceremony in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
“This is fabulous news. Marjan Mozetich is one of Canada's most performed Canadian composers of Classical music, and his Juno is most deserved,” says Professor John Burge, associate director of the school, who won a Juno in the same category last year. “The award recognizes the superb recording that the Penderecki String Quartet made of Marjan’s work, ‘Lament in the Trampled Garden’ – a beautifully evocative piece that is richly lyrical and dramatic.”
Another recording of Mr. Mozetich’s called “Angels in Flight” was also nominated this year. His album, Affairs of the Heart, was nominated in 2001 for classical album of the year.
This year’s Juno-winning recording is on a CD devoted entirely to the composer’s chamber music, which was released on the Centrediscs label and distributed by the Canadian Music Centre.
Mr. Mozetich has lived in Kingston and taught composition at Queen's since 1991. “Our students are certainly fortunate to receive his guidance and instruction,” says Dr. Burge.