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Coco Ma

Coco Ma: RCM Alumna
Coco Ma: RCM Alumna

As a toddler, Coco Ma gleefully played on her toy piano to the delight of her family. When she was 6, she began taking piano lessons with the RCM and following the Certificate Program. She then studied at the Royal Conservatory School where her tremendous natural ability, imagination, and passion for music developed swiftly.

Coco Ma at the piano

A Decade of Study 2006-2016

At the age of 9, she joined The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. That same year, she made her Carnegie Hall début.

Since then she has performed in prestigious concert halls in North America, Germany, and China where she has thrilled and inspired audiences. When she was 13, Coco was one of 12 students from around the world — and the only Canadian — to be chosen to study with international star Lang Lang in Munich.

Coco and Lang Lang

With James Anagnoson at Convocation

She graduated with the RCM's ARCT in Piano Performance in 2014, the same year she was selected as one of CBC's Top Classical Musicians to Watch. Now studying at The Juilliard School, Coco speaks warmly of her 11 years at the RCM citing how the training she received shaped her development as an artist and prepared her well for the next phase of her studies. 

One of the most important things I learned at the RCM is that it's really about just expressing yourself and performing like an artist and not a student. I'm very confident in performing now and I have the Conservatory to thank for that.
Coco Ma

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