The Foundation is extremely grateful to to the University of Ottawa, which yearly sponsors our auditions by providing access to rehearsal rooms, a performance space and logistical support. In addition, the University has named a studio after Sylva Gelber, where it conducts  groundbreaking research in piano pedagogy under the direction of Professor Gilles Comeau.

The University of Ottawa’s School of Music



The Foundation has also been fortunate to partner with Festival Pontiac Enchanté, a unique and intimate performance venue nestled near the Eardley Escarpment at the Venturing Hills Farm, about 45 minutes from Ottawa. The Festival programs young Canadian and international musicians year-round and has collaborated with the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation to present special concerts featuring Gelber Foundation award winners.

Venturing Hills — Festival Pontiac Enchanté              

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