Taylor Academy student Emrik Revermann

Seventeen Students and Alumni on CBC List of Top Young Classical Musicians

CBC has published the 2018 edition of its top 30 classical musicians under 30 years old and once again many students and alumni of The Royal Conservatory dominate the list.

The 17 young artists with a Conservatory connection include composers, singers, and a diverse group of instrumentalists. They all share the experience of studying music through The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program or the professional programs of The Glenn Gould School, The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists, and The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program.

"I was really happy to be included this year," revealed trombonist Brayden Friesen during an interview with Calgary's CBC Homestretch. The Alberta native – a student of our Glenn Gould School – had been keen to make the cut for years.

For the CBC, all of the 2018 inductees deserve ample praise: “They're winning big competitions and prizes, making exciting debuts…and we think they're amazing.”

So do we.

Students and Alumni on CBC’s “30 Under 30” List (2018 Edition)

Kevin Ahfat, (Rebanks Fellow)
Jarred Dunn, piano (Certificate Program)
Naomi Ford, flute (Certificate Program)
Brayden Friesen, trombone (Glenn Gould School)
Simona Genga, mezzo-soprano (Certificate Program)
Amy Hillis, violin (Certificate Program)
Carter Johnson, piano (Certificate Program)
Emily Kruspe, violin (Glenn Gould School, Rebanks Fellow)
Jack Li, clarinet (Certificate Program)
Lauren Margison, soprano (Certificate Program)
Julia Mirzoev, violin (Certificate Program)
Thomas Nicholson, composer (Certificate Program)
Emrik Revermann, violin (Taylor Academy – pictured)
Kristofer Siy, percussion (Certificate Program)
Charles Sy, tenor (Certificate Program)
Kirsty Tucker, bassoon (Certificate Program)
Sarah Yang, violin (Certificate Program)

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Applications for The Glenn Gould School and Taylor Academy open in October and January, respectively.