CAPACOA Awards Winners 2012-2013

January 25, 2014 - CAPACOA announced the winners of the 2012-2013 CAPACOA Awards, recognizing excellence in the field of live performance touring and presenting, at its annual Awards Gala Dinner.

Recipients for the 2012-2013 season are:

Presenter of the Year

Ken Coulter, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (ON)

Ken Coulter’s dedication to presenting, audience development and delivery of the arts has extended far beyond his own community. His quest for excellence in presenting and his influence on the ongoing evolution of the field, is seen across the province, the country and even internationally. From his beginnings as a technician through to his recent retirement as a theatre manager at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Ken has shared his wisdom – as a manager, mentor, and advisor – with anyone who was willing to learn. Countless presenters, managers, marketers, performers and other professionals within the presenting industry have greatly benefitted from Ken’s intelligent insights and wise consultations.

Touring Agent of the Year

Andrew Kwan, Andrew Kwan Artists Management (ON)

Andrew Kwan has demonstrated a career-long commitment to helping ensure classical music can tour as much and as often as possible in Canada. He is deeply respected by his many peers and a friend to many in the industry. He continually works to develop his artists and his roster is one of the most compelling – if not important – in the country. Andrew and his artists are a real team you can count on for quality, carefulness, and really care very much about the audiences and presenters they work with. Andrew makes a difference in Canadian cities large and small.

Touring Artist of the Year

Tafelmusik (ON)

Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra, was founded in 1979 and has long been renowned in North America and internationally for its distinct, exhilarating and soulful performances. Under the outstanding leadership of Music Director Jeanne Lamon, C.M., it has excelled equally in music ranging from the baroque and classical eras and beyond, including adventurous cross-cultural reinventions of baroque classics. In the words of the Gramophone magazine, Tafelmusik is “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.” And they are Canadian.

During the evening, the 2014 National Arts Centre Award for distinguished contribution to touring in the performing arts was also presented to Alain Paré, founder and Chief Executive Officer of CINARS.

In addition, the dates and location of the 2015 conference were announced : the 27th CAPACOA Conference will be held in Halifax, January 21-24, 2015.


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