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GGS Student, Henry From, Wins 2024 Shean Piano Competition

GGS Student, Henry From, Wins 2024 Shean Piano Competition

Published on May 21, 2024

All six finalists in the prestigious competition are members of the RCM community 

Henry From Wins 2024 Shean Piano Competition

After two days of very high calibre competition – Henry From, BMus ’26 and The Glenn Gould School’s Ihnatowycz Prize in Piano recipient, was awarded the top prize in The Shean Piano Competition earning $8,000 and the opportunity to play with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Mr. From, who currently studies with John O’Connor, also won the $1,000 Paul J. Bourret Memorial Award for Best Performance of the Test Piece. 

The prestigious Shean Competition takes place every year and alternates between piano and strings. Mr. From was one of six finalists chosen from the submitted entries to compete on May 17 and 18 in Edmonton, Alberta. All of the 2024 Shean Piano Competition finalists are a member of the RCM community: 

  • Carter Johnson, RCM alumnus 
  • Dane Ko, GGS alumnus, ADP '22 
  • Gabriel Landstedt, RCM teacher 
  • Jingzi (Linda) Ruan, GGS alumna, BMus '19
  • Adam Sun, RCM alumnus
This is not the first year that RCM students and alumni have dominated the finals of the Shean Competition – this also happened at the 2023 Shean Strings Competition.  The winner of the 2023 competition was violinist and RCM alumnus Benjamin Seah while finalists Olivia Yelim Cho (cello) and Melissa Du (violin) are also RCM alumnae. Dale Jeong (cello) and Daria Schibitcaia (violin) are alumni of The Royal Conservatory’s Taylor Academy, and Lexie Krakowski (cello) is a student of The Glenn Gould School (BMus ’25) and recently made her Carnegie Hall debut along with other members of The Royal Conservatory Orchestra