Distinguished Alumni Award for Andrew Tunis

Posted on Monday, March 1, 2021

Photo of Andrew Tunis

The School of Music is thrilled to announce Andrew Tunis as recipient of the Angela Hewitt Distinguished Alumni Award, 2020-2021.  A graduate of uOttawa, Andrew Tunis later joined the faculty in 1981 as Professor of Piano. Mr. Tunis won many competitions and awards, including the 1981 CBC Competition, the Pablo Casals Award from the Manhattan School of Music and, in 1984, along with his longstanding musical partner Desmond Hoebig, the Munich International Competition, leading to many tours and recordings. Hundreds of uOttawa students got to benefit from his artistry, pedagogical brilliance and wisdom over 39 years of teaching. We are so happy to have this opportunity to honour Andrew Tunis, not only one of our great alumni but also a real pillar of our institution.

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