Juno Prize Alexandra Streliski honors Karl Tremblay

Juno Prize: Alexandra Stréliski honors Karl Tremblay

Pianist Alexandra Stréliski will pay tribute to late Cowboys Fringants singer Karl Tremblay during a performance at the Juno Awards gala to be held March 24 in Halifax.

Stréliski's appearance, who is in the running for two Junos, will be part of a tribute to those who died. Montrealer Allison Russell and Indigenous artist Aysanabee will pay tribute to the memory of Gordon Lightfoot and Robbie Robertson.

Alexandra Stréliski was scheduled to attend the televised Juno Awards gala in 2020, but the event was canceled at the last minute due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“That’s why I’m really happy to be there again this year. “Especially since it is a tribute to a giant like Karl Tremblay, whose departure deeply shocked the province, but who also united people unanimously in love and authenticity,” the pianist explained in a statement.

The Cowboys Fringants album with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra is nominated in the “Album of the Year in French-speaking countries” category alongside the latest records from FouKi, Karkwa, Salebarbes and Souldia.

Charlotte Cardin, the most cited artist with six nominations, will also perform during the Juno Awards televised gala, broadcast on CBC.