Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition
The Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition is presented biennially at the Mayor's Art Lunch.
The Roy Thomson Hall Award of Recognition is a $10,000 cash prize presented to an individual, ensemble or organization to recognize creative, performing, administrative, volunteer or philanthropic contributions to Toronto’s musical life. This award was established by the Volunteer Committee of Roy Thomson Hall in 1984 to recognize and thank the community that supported the conception, building and establishment of the new concert hall. Toronto Arts Foundation has managed the award since 2002 on behalf of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall.
Deadline: The deadline, which was March 21, 2016, has now passed and the online portal is now closed.
Nomination Forms: https://tac.smartsimple.ca/welcome/taf/
View a video tutorial of the Toronto Arts Foundation Nomination Portal here
Roy Thomson Hall Award Recipients
LYDIA ADAMS, 2012 RECIPIENT
Is a conductor, pianist, composer, producer, and arranger who demonstrates a true dedication to the creation and growth of Canadian choral music. She believes passionately in the power of music to effect positive change in the lives of people of all ages. Dr. Adams possesses extraordinary musicianship. Her expertise and dedication make her a vibrant and inspiring musical force.
JOSE ORTEGA, 2010 RECIPIENT
Ortego has served as the Artistic Director of Lula Music and Arts Centre and the well-known live music venue Lula Lounge for almost a decade. As a volunteer, Ortega has contributed his expertise in World and Latin music to programming committees for Harbourfront’s Ritmoy Colour festival, Salsa on St. Clair, Samba on Dundas, and Luminato. An internationally-recognized, commercial illustrator and public artist, Jose has generously donated his artwork to countless projects, including CD covers, postcards and posters for concerts at Lula, and for Samba on Dundas and Salsa on St. Clair.
JEANNE LAMON, 2006 Recipient
Jeanne Lamon is a violinist and conductor who has been praised by critic's in Europe and North American for her strong musical leadership in addition to winning a number of awards. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2000 for her work as a baroque violinist, concertmaster, chamber musician, teacher and Music Director of Tafelmusik.
Molly Johnson, 2004 Recipient
An acclaimed jazz singer and philanthropist, Molly Johnson, O.C. has earned her reputation as one of Canada's greatest voices. Johnson started the Kumbaya Foundation and Festival, raising awareness and funds for people living with HIV/AIDS, and she continues to work with countless other charitable organizations every year.
ROGER D. MOORE, 2002 Recipient
Roger Moore is a music aficionado and one of Toronto's most loved philanthropists.