KSO Music Director Dina Gilbert has received the “Découverte de l’année” (Discovery of the Year) at the 21st OPUS Awards from the Conseil Québécois de la Musique.

Established in 1996, the OPUS Awards reflect the dynamism and diversity of Quebec's music scene. They highlight the excellence and diversity of concert music in Quebec, in different musical repertoires: medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, classical, romantic, modern, contemporary, electroacoustic, jazz and world music. The “Discovery of the Year” award is given to a conductor, composer, performer or ensemble whose career has been emerging during the last OPUS season.

Said Gilbert, “It is a great honour to be recognized among one’s peers, I thank the CQM for this honour. Every day I find myself privileged to work with fantastic musicians. I hope to have the opportunity to work with orchestras of great reputation, but honestly I am fulfilled to be able to work with so many different ensembles and orchestras with all kinds of repertoires."

This award comes fairly soon after Gilbert was featured in a Chatelaine article in late December of 2017, showcasing women who are advancing Quebec society for the better.