The Embassy does not act as an agent and does not organize concerts but may cooperate with German partners. Once a project has been identified, applications can be sent to the Canada Council for the Arts. As a rule of thumb, three years are necessary to establish a career in Europe.
For more information on programmes supported by the Canadian government, please check the website of the Canada Council of the Arts.
The talents of Canadian musicians can be heard in all types of music. In the realm of popular music, Bryan Adams, Céline Dion, Sarah McLachlan, Shania Twain, Leonard Cohen, Roch Voisine and Daniel Lavoie are popular with music fans all over the world. On the jazz scene, Montréal's world-renowned annual jazz festival is a must on the itinerary of all jazz fans. Such groups as UZEB have taken their place among the world's most celebrated jazz ensembles. Oscar Peterson is considered one of the all-time jazz greats, while others, such as Lorraine Desmarais, Oliver Jones, Karen Young, Michel Donato, Diana Krall and Ed Bickert, are now building reputations for themselves.
In the area of classical music, orchestras and smaller ensembles, including Montréal's Symphony Orchestra or the Toronto Baroque Tafelmusik Orchestra, have earned an impressive collection of prizes and distinctions.The Vancouver Opera Association, the Canadian Opera Company, L'Opéra de Montréal and others are known for the originality and quality of their performances. Among classical performers, Glenn Gould is widely regarded as an innovative musical genius. Maureen Forrester, Jon Vickers and Louis Quilico have also left a rich musical legacy, while artists such as Louis Lortie, Marc-André Hamelin, Angela Hewitt, Ofra Harnoy, Ben Heppner and Gino Quilico, are extending the tradition with exciting innovations of their own.