Congratulations Janina Filakowska!

We were pleased to learn today, March 6th, that Janina Fialkowska has been named the recipient of the 2012 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in Classical Music.

The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards are Canada’s most prestigious honour in the performing arts.

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. Recipients of these awards are nominated by the general public.

The awards recognize a stellar array of artists for their outstanding lifetime contribution. Former recipients in the category of classical music include such prominent singers as Jon Vickers, Teresa Stratas and Maureen Forrester.

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.

All of us at ArtSpring congratulate Janina, with fond memories of her past performances here in 2006 and 2010.

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