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September 2022

New & Noteworthy: September 2022
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The RCM Pays Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Conservatory community joins the world in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Canada's head of state and the longest-reigning British monarch.

As a special tribute to Her Majesty, we share a performance of one of her favourite hymns, “The Lord is My Shepherd,” sung by soprano Jonelle Sills, a 2022-23 Rebanks Fellow at The Glenn Gould School, accompanied by pianist Geoffrey Conquer, a 2016-17 Rebanks Fellow and alumnus of The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists.

The piece explores themes of protection, inner strength, and graceful guidance, and was sung at the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten in November 1947, as well as at Her Majesty's funeral.

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Joshua Weilerstein

Joshua Weilerstein Conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra

Join us as Joshua Weilerstein, the Artistic Director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, conducts the RCO in their first concert of the new academic year.

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Robi Botos

Robi Botos named Inaugural Jazz Artist in Residence

Internationally acclaimed Hungarian-Canadian multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Robi Botos has been appointed to a three-year term as the RCM’s inaugural Jazz Artist in Residence.

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An Unforgettable Evening with Jan Lisiecki with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Join us for an evening of virtuosic performances of works by Mozart and Haydn by Juno Award-winning pianist, UNESCO Ambassador, and alumnus of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, Jan Lisiecki, with the Grammy Award-winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Evening Program
5.15 p.m. Cocktail Reception - Temerty Theatre
6 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Concert - Koerner Hall
10 p.m. Dessert Reception with artists - Temerty Theatre

For sponsorship opportunities and ticketing information, please contact Victor Bastidas at [email protected] or 416.408.2824 x446.
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Rebanks 2022-23

Introducing the 2022-23 Rebanks Fellows

The Royal Conservatory is pleased to announce the six exceptional artists accepted into the prestigious Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program for the 2022-23 academic year. Unique in Canada, the one-year postgraduate program of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School offers a rich curriculum for career development and is made possible thanks to the unwavering support of the Rebanks Family and the Weston Family Foundation.

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GGS Master Classes

Featured Master Classes

The master class program at The Glenn Gould School is generously supported by Jenifer and Steve McDonald. Members of the public are welcome to observe master classes, offered throughout the year, free of charge.
Warren Jones, voice
Friday, September 30, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mazzoleni Concert Hall
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet
Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mazzoleni Concert Hall
Marina Piccinini, flute
Thu, October 13, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Mazzoleni Concert Hall
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Alumni Win Coveted Positions

As many major ensembles return to their first full season of programming in two years, the past summer saw a flood of accolades and new appointments for many of our alumni.

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Other News

  • As part of a continued effort to provide students with exceptional training that prepares them for careers in music, The Glenn Gould School has appointed violinist, violist, conductor, and musicologist Dr. Sean Wang as its new Director of Academics, and acclaimed documentarian and filmmaker Larry Weinstein joins the faculty to teach film studies. Both will bring years of experience and expertise to their respective roles.
  • Registration for the first Music Lights the Way Piano Festival opens on October 1. Participants are invited to showcase their accomplishments and celebrate the joy of music. With two divisions, fourteen categories, and numerous prizes, this festival is for all students!