They were all set to perform back home in Winnipeg over the winter holidays. 

Then, over concerns of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg (WMC) made the decision to cancel the WMC Scholarship winners' in-person recital, opting instead to take the performance online. 

Over $11,000 is presented in WMC scholarships to advanced Manitoba musicians pursing performance careers in all disciplines.

The six winners — Juliana Moroz, Christina Thanisch-Smith, Elena Howard-Scott, Simon Proulx, Alexander Moroz and River Sawchyn — recorded performances of the works they were set to share in person. 

The online program premieres on Sunday, March 20 at 2 pm via a YouTube streaming link. 

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Classic 107 had the opportunity to chat with most of this year’s winners in December. Find those interviews below! 

WMC Scholarship, $3000 – Juliana Moroz – Cello



WMC Scholarship, $2500 – Christina Thanisch-Smith – Soprano



Madeleine Gauvin Scholarship, $2000 – Elena Howard-Scott – Soprano



Holtby Scholarship, $1500 – Simon Proulx – Clarinet



Berythe Birse Scholarship, $1000 – River Sawchyn – Violin