Undergrad pianist wins Hnatyshyn grant

Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012

Bryn Patrick Wiley, in his first year of a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance at the Schulich School of Music, is one of eight young performing artists to earn a $10,000 grant from the Hnatyshyn Foundation. The 18 year-old native of Calgary, Alberta was the recipient of the Ottawa-based Foundation’s classical piano grant.

In announcing the winners of the 2012 Developing Artists Grants adjudication in Ottawa today, Gerda Hnatyshyn, C.C., President and Chair of the Board of The Hnatyshyn Foundation, said: “The nominees for 2012 represent the depth of talent and perseverance that can be found in Canada’s young performing artists. The Hnatyshyn Foundation is privileged to celebrate their accomplishments by awarding these grants, investing in and supporting, at the most fundamental level, the development of world-class artists of tomorrow.”

The grant winners were adjudicated anonymously by expert juries from among applicants nominated by educational and training institutions across Canada.

The Hnatyshyn Foundation is a private charity established by the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, Canada’s twenty-fourth Governor General. Its programs are funded by donations from government, foundations, corporations and individuals. The Department of Canadian Heritage has provided nearly $2.4 million in matching funds to the Foundation.

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