MONTREAL, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Orchestre symphonique de
Montréal is proud to make the announcement today that Standard Life is
renewing its support for the prestigious OSM Standard Life Competition
for the next five years.
"We're delighted to be able to count on the backing of Standard Life in
the evolution of young musicians who are Canadian hopes," said Pierre
Goulet, President of the OSM Standard Life Competition. "That support
makes it possible each year for our rising generation to continue to
advance while offering a crucial stepping stone on the road to the
national and international stages."
"Standard Life seeks to invest in future generations so that they can
realize their full potential," stated Charles Guay, president and chief
executive officer of Standard Life in Canada. "We're very pleased today
to confirm that we intend to carry on supporting the development of
young Canadian musicians by way of the OSM Standard Life Competition."
The OSM Standard Life Competition helps the OSM fulfill its educational
mission, which has been a key element in the Orchestra's life since its
founding. The Competition came into being in 1940 on the initiative of
Wilfrid Pelletier, the first music director of the OSM. Over the years,
close to 300 prize-winners have made a name for themselves at this
performance competition, including a good number of Canadian artists
now enjoying international careers.
Standard Life has been the title sponsor of the competition for over 20
years. The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and the Conseil des
arts de Montréal recognized that long-standing commitment by presenting
the firm with the 2011 Prix Arts-Affaires de Montréal in the Large
In Canada, Standard Life provides long-term savings, investment and
insurance solutions to over 1.4 million Canadians, including
group-retirement and insurance-plan members. Standard Life Financial
Inc. is the largest operation, outside the United Kingdom, of Standard
Life plc, its parent company headquartered in Scotland.
SOURCE: Standard Life
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