Note John Estacio is a recipient of the 2017 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award. The awards ceremony will take place September 23, 2017 at the Banff Centre. Other recipients include Alex Janvier and Alice Major.

Estacio's Trumpet Concerto has been commissioned by 19 Canadian orchestras and will be perfomred throughout the 2017/18 season.  It premiered in Kitchener-Waterloo in March, with subsequent performances by orchestras in Sudbury, Calgary and Edmonton. Upcoming performances to happen with the Montreal Symphony, Red Deer Symphony, Kingston Symphony, Kamloops Symphony, Hamilton Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Winnipeg Symphony, Saskatoon Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and again with the Edmonton Symphony.


Filumena, Estacio's first opera with libretist John Murrell, was remounted by the Calgary Opera in February 2017.  Canada Post also issued a stamp commeroating the opera Filumena as part of their Canada Opera issue. You can order the stamp here.  You can see a video montage of the opera here.

Note JKing Arthur's Camelot, with music by John Estacio and choreography by Victoria Morgan, was remounted by the Cincinnati Ballet in February 2017. You can see behind the scenes videos here.
Note The National Arts Centre Orchestra will be presenting "I Lost My Talk", an orchestral composition based on the poem by Rita Joe,on tour across Canada in 2017. With choreography by Santee Smith and film by Barbara Willis-Sweete, this immersive presentation will be conducted by Alexander Shelley. Recent performance stops included St. John's, Charlottetown, Halifax, Saint John, Eskasoni, Toronto, with stops this autumn in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria.
Note John Estacio's new opera, "Ours" with a libretto by Robert Chafe. premiered in St. John's July 1-2, 2016 by Opera on the Avalon. For more information about the story and cast, visit Opera Avalon's website.
Note The Toronto Symphony Orchestra included Estacio's "Wondrous Light" on their recent tour of Florida.
Note The Allentown Symphony and Puerto Rico Symphony recently performed Borealis with new video accompaniment created by José Francisco Salgado. Other upcoming presentations of Borealis with film will be by the Hudson Valley Philharmonic March 19 in Poughkeepsie and by the Chicago Sinfonietta on May 21, 23, 2016.
Note John Estacio was recently nominated for a 2015 JUNO Award for his composition Triple Concerto.
Note For more information about the Triple Concerto, click here to listen to the ESO's podcast featuring excerpts from the piece. Click here to listen to John's recent interview on The Unknown Studio.
Note You can read more about John Estacio at the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.
Note You can follow John on Twitter @EstacioComposer