Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto

2013 – Lyrit Milgram

Lyrit, a graduate of the Purcell School in London, England, and currently a third-year student at the Royal College of Music in that city, was born in 1992 in Toronto. She has studied violin with renowned teachers in Toronto, France, Barcelona and London. At age 21, Lyrit has already won many awards at festivals in Canada and was national finalist at the Canadian Music Competitions. She has also won awards in the U.K. from the Royal College of Music and the Hattori Foundation.

In addition to her orchestral work, Lyrit was a guest soloist with London’s Purcell School Symphony Orchestra. She has also played solos with orchestras in Italy as well as Toronto, and has already appeared at concerts in the U.S., England, Scotland, France, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and Israel. Lyrit was the unanimous choice of our skilled jury of professional musicians. Coincidentally, after the winner had been decided upon, the jury members were delighted to hear that Lyrit also has a connection to Temple Sinai — she is the granddaughter of the late Sophie & Samuel Milgram, founding members of our congregation.

We are proud to award this prize to such a worthy young recipient and wish her continued success.