At the Royal Conservatory of Music’s signature fundraising gala on May 22nd, acclaimed singer and songwriter, Randy Bachman of the (Bachman Turner Overdrive), producer Bob Ezrin and soprano Adrianne Pieczonka were named Honourary Fellows of the Royal Conservatory.
“As musicians, Randy Bachman, Bob Ezrin, and Adrianne Pieczonka have contributed immensely to the landscape of Canadian music, strengthening arts and culture across the nation. As ambassadors for Canada, their collective influence has provided inspiration and enjoyment to millions of people around the world as a result of their creative expression,” says Dr. Peter Simon, President of The Royal Conservatory. “In recognition of their excellence as artists and their commitment to furthering participation in music by all, Randy, Bob, and Adrianne are all highly deserving of this Honorary Fellowship of The Royal Conservatory.”
The list of Honourary Fellows of The Royal Conservatory includes a distinguished group including The Tragically Hip, Leslie Feist, Nelly Furtado, Adrienne Clarkson, Bruce Cockburn and more.
ABOUT THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
The Royal Conservatory is one of the largest and most respected music and arts education institutions in the world. Providing the definitive standard of excellence in music education through its curriculum, assessment, performances, and teacher education programs, The Conservatory has had a substantial impact on the lives of millions of people globally. In addition, the organization has helped to train a number of internationally celebrated artists including Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, David Foster, Sarah McLachlan, Angela Hewitt, and Diana Krall. Motivated by its powerful mission to develop human potential through leadership in music and arts education, The Royal Conservatory has emerged over the last two decades as a leader in the development of arts-based programs that address a wide range of social issues. For more information, please visit www.rcmusic.ca.
Some tweets from the evening
Looking forward to #RCMRoyalO performances tonight in Koerner Hall from Bachman, Ezrin, Pieczonka, and 2Cellos, plus Conservatory students!
— Royal Conservatory (@the_rcm) May 22, 2013
Koerner Hall is always gorgeous @thercm #RcmRoyalO #Toronto http://t.co/PW6j7b8lUq
— Best of Toronto (@BestOfTorontoTV) May 23, 2013
Honorary Fellow Randy Bachman and fellow alumnus @StephanMoccio rocking out on #KoernerHall stage at #RCMRoyalO. pic.twitter.com/ZD2oekF5jS
— Royal Conservatory (@the_rcm) July 15, 2013
"@the_rcm: "Canada's greatest export is not oil. Canada's greatest export is culture." – Bob Ezrin. #RCMRoyalO pic.twitter.com/PYgJJVs2uf"
— Mervon Mehta (@mervon) May 23, 2013
From our #RCMRoyalO Gala in spring, Bob Ezrin shares an intimate moment with @2Cellos outside #KoernerHall. pic.twitter.com/floUtPZzj7
— Royal Conservatory (@the_rcm) July 11, 2013
More photos below and also check out the amazing talent that come to Royal Conservatory of Music, for example this 11 year old, Tony Yike Yang (and also Glenn Gould and Diana Krall).
Also, check out some photos from last year’s 125th anniversary on our Facebook album here including Feist and Measha Brueggergosman.