In the history of the awards, Janina is the second classical music instrumentalist (and the first woman in this category) to receive the Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. The Governor General of Canada is the federal vice-regal representative of the Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
Each year the Awards are presented for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in the categories of theatre, dance, classical music, popular music, film, and broadcasting. These awards recognize artists who have made an indelible contribution to Canada’s cultural life and recipients of these awards are nominated by the general public.
The three-day celebration in Ottawa (May 3-5) includes an official presentation at the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, the award ceremony at Rideau Hall (the seat of Canada’s Governor General), a gala tribute performance at the National Arts Centre where a short film about Janina, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, will also be shown.
For more news about Janina, have a look at her most recent newsletter here.