It's amazing the difference a little bit of money can make. As the Canadian Aldeburgh Foundation, we distributed nearly $400,000 to 364 participants in the Britten-Pears Young Artists Program. Recipients included singers Catherine Robbin, Michael Schade, Adrianne Pieczonka, Karina Gauvin, Daniel Taylor, Colin Ainsworth, Measha Brueggergosman, Michael Colvin, Layla Claire, and Tyler Duncan, as well as collaborative pianists Bruce Ubukata, Stephen Ralls, Jennifer Tung, and Anne Larlee, to name but a few.
During our two seasons as the Art Song Foundation of Canada, we have distributed close to $24,000 to 32 participants: 22 singers and 10 pianists.
To appreciate the difference our bursaries make in the artistic and personal lives of the recipients, please visit our web site -- www.artsongfoundation.ca -- and click on the Recipients tab. There you will find, in their own words, inspiring and heart-felt stories of the impact the programs had, including the professional connections participants were able to establish,and the dreams of artistic excellence they continue to pursue.