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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jacques Marquis honorą© par UQAM / honoured by UQAM

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Jacques Marquis honorą©

M. Jacques Marquis, directeur gą©ną©ral et artistique des Jeunesses Musicales du Canada (JMC), et du Concours Musical International de Montrą©al (CMIM), recevait le mercredi 7 mai dernier, le Prix Reconnaissance 2008 de l'ą‚cole des sciences de la gestion de l'Universitą© du Quą©bec ą› Montrą©al (UQAM). Le prix, remis devant de nombreuses personnalitą©s montrą©alaises et quą©bą©coises, souligne la qualitą© exceptionnelle du cheminement de carriąģre de ce diplą•mą© en administration de l'UQAM et sa contribution au rayonnement et ą› l'essor, non seulement des JMC et du CMIM, mais de l'ensemble de la collectivitą©.

¨ī Je suis particuliąģrement touchą© et remercie bien sincąģrement mon alma mater pour cet honneur prestigieux; une carriąģre se construit ą› force de travail et de persą©vą©rance; elle repose cependant sur une ą©quipe formidable qui, chaque jour, contribue de faąŖon incroyable ą› la rą©ussite de nos ambitions ¨™ dą©clarait M. Marquis au moment de recevoir son prix.

Symbole par excellence de la rą©ussite, le Prix Reconnaissance UQAM est une rą©compense annuelle qui souligne la qualitą© exceptionnelle du parcours de ses diplą•mą©s qui, par leurs rą©alisations et leurs engagements, contribuent au dą©veloppement de leur secteur d'ą©tudes et de leur sphąģre d'activitą© professionnelle.

Jacques Marquis est le directeur gą©ną©ral et artistique des Jeunesses Musicales du Canada depuis 2002. Sous sa gouverne et grąĘce ą› son dynamisme et ą› ses qualitą©s professionnelles, les JMC connaissent prą©sentement une forte expansion, tant par le nombre des concerts donną©s que par le public rejoint. Mentionnons aussi que dąģs sa premiąģre anną©e ą› la barre des JMC, il a contribuą© ą› mettre sur pied le Concours Musical International de Montrą©al, considą©rą© aujourd'hui comme l'une des grandes manifestations culturelles au Canada, et dont il dirige depuis les destiną©es. La prochaine ą©dition du CMIM, consacrą©e au piano, se dą©roulera du 19 au 29 mai 2008.

M. Marquis siąģge aussi ą› plusieurs conseils d'administrations. Il vient d'ailleurs d'ąĀtre nommą© membre du CA de la Fą©dą©ration Mondiale des Concours Internationaux de Musique, lors de l'assemblą©e gą©ną©rale tenue tout rą©cemment ą› Tbilissi, en Gą©orgie. Fondą©e en 1957, cette fą©dą©ration sise ą› Genąģve entretient un rą©seau universel d'organisations musicales reconnues mondialement. Seuls les concours satisfaisant ą› des normes musicales et organisationnelles ą©levą©es peuvent y adhą©rer.

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Jacques Marquis honoured

Mr. Jacques Marquis, Executive and Artistic Director of Jeunesses Musicales of Canada (JMC) and the Montreal International Musical Competition (MIMC), received the 2008 Award of Recognition (Prix Reconnaissance) from the School of Management Sciences (ą‚cole des sciences de la gestion) at the Universitą© du Quą©bec ą› Montrą©al (UQAM) this past May 7. This award, presented before a crowd of many Montreal and Quebec personalities, highlights the exceptional career path of this UQAM Administration graduate, and his contribution to the reach and reputation of not only JMC and the MIMC but the community as a whole.

"I am especially touched and I sincerely thank my alma mater for this prestigious honour; a career is built on hard work and perseverance; however, it relies on an extraordinary team that, each day, contributes in an incredible way to the realization of our ambitions," stated Mr. Marquis upon receiving his award.

A symbol of success par excellence, UQAM's Award of Recognition is an annual award that highlights the exceptional quality of the career paths of its graduates who, through their accomplishments and commitments, contribute to the development of their field of study and their sphere of professional activity.

Jacques Marquis has been the Executive and Artistic Director of Jeunesses Musicales of Canada since 2002. Under his leadership, and thanks to his vitality and his professional attributes, JMC is currently undergoing a major expansion, in terms of the number of concerts it presents, as well as the number of spectators it reaches. It should also be mentioned that as of his first year at the helm of the JMC, he contributed to the establishment of the Montreal International Musical Competition íńÓ today considered to be one of Canada's major cultural events íńÓ whose destiny he has since guided. The next edition of the MIMC, dedicated to piano, will take place from May 19 to 29, 2008.

Mr. Marquis also sits on several boards of directors. He was appointed to the board of directors of the World Federation of International Music Competitions at their general assembly, held recently in Tbilisi, Georgia. Founded in 1957, this federation, whose home office is in Geneva, represents a worldwide network of internationally recognized musical organizations. Membership in the Federation is open exclusively to competitions that meet its high musical and organizational standards.


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Photo: FranąŖois Delagrave, UQAM

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