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The Sir Elton John Global Exchange Programme

Sir Elton John Exchange Global Exchange Programme
The Sir Elton John Global Exchange Programme

at The Royal Academy of Music 

Rebecca Miller

Launched by London’s Royal Academy of Music, the Sir Elton John Global Exchange Programme promotes global mobility and international collaboration between deserving and talented young musicians. The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School is among 12 leading music education institutions in the world participating.

In November 2022, GGS welcomed two musicians, violinist Isobel Howard and pianist Sejin Yoon, from the Royal Academy of Music as part of the Sir Elton John Global Exchange Programme. During their visit, they participated in coaching sessions with faculty members of The Glenn Gould School, and performances with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra and members of the Rebanks Family Fellowship Program in Koerner Hall and Mazzoleni Concert Hall, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.

In February 2023, GGS violist Rebecca Miller (2nd year ADP, from the studio of Steven Dann) will be travelling to the Royal Academy in London to participate in an orchestral project with Sir Mark Elder, conductor and Music Director of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, England. She will also participate in performances and coaching as part of the programme.

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Sejin Yoon
"We had the best time in Toronto and absolutely loved our experience at the GGS. It was incredible to see how much everyone cared and welcomed us into the school and playing chamber music with fantastic musicians was such a blast! Not only that we were able to do what we love – making music, learning from different professors/musicians and interacting with the audience, but we also got to make lasting friendships with delightful people."
Seijin Yoon
Royal Academy of Music student,
2nd year BMus pianist
Isobel Howard
"We had the most amazing time in Toronto, it was better than we could have imagined – everyone in the school, staff and students made us feel welcome and gave us the best experience possible. Playing chamber music and orchestra was a complete delight, we loved making music with such lovely and passionate people.” 
Isobel Howard
Royal Academy of Music student,
1st year MMus violinist

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