It is with great sadness that the Canadian Music Competition (CMC) learned of the sudden passing of Mr. Pierre Mantha, who left us last Tuesday at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Mr. Mantha was the founding father of the Père Lindsay Foundation, whose destiny he guided with passion and devotion since its creation in 1996. Indeed, through the generosity of this benefactor and visionary, many musicians were able to benefit from the Foundation’s support, thereby furthering the work and vision of Father Fernand Lindsay. On behalf of the Competition’s scholarship recipients, administrators, and team, the CMC would like to pay its last respects to Mr. Mantha.
We offer our sincere condolences to his friends and family, as well as to the administrators and team at the Père Lindsay Foundation.