Eight young performing artists will receive grants of $10,000 each this year from The Hnatyshyn Foundation to pursue their studies in 2014/15. This brings to $780,000 the amount invested in university-level scholarships over the past ten years by the Foundation.
Classical Music - Voice
Caroline Gélinas receives the graduate grant for classical vocal performance. The young singer continues her Masters program at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal.
Classical Music - Orchestral Instrument
Antonin Cuerrier of Montréal receives the classical music grant for orchestral instrument. The 21 year old clarinetist will be studying at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal where he begins the final year of Bachelor of Music degree in the autumn of 2014. Antonin has been selected to perform in January of 2016 at Bourgie Hall in Montreal as part of the Foundation’s partnership with La Fondation Arte Musica.
Ewen Farncombe of Toronto is the winner of the Oscar Peterson Grant for Jazz Performance. The promising young pianist continues his studies in the Bachelor of Music program at Humber College this fall.
Justin de Luna
Justin de Luna of Richmond Hill, Ontario, receives the award for contemporary dance. Justin is studying in Performance Dance at the Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto.
Andrew Swan Greer
Andrew Swan Greer of London, Ontario, also receives a grant in contemporary dance. He is entering his fourth year of studies at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre.
David Bouchard of Québec City is the winner of the grant for acting - French theatre. He is enrolled at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec. The French theatre acting grant is funded by CIBC.
Meagan Milatz of Weyburn, Saskatchewan is awarded the classical music grant for piano. She begins the third year of a Bachelor of Music degree at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University this September. Megan has been selected to perform in January of 2016 at Bourgie Hall in Montreal as part of the Foundation’s partnership with La Fondation Arte Musica.
Ghazal Azarbad of Vancouver receives the grant for acting - English theatre. The 22 year old actor is entering her final year of studies in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting Program at the University of British Columbia. The English theatre acting grant is funded by CIBC.