Following the success of last year’s inaugural program, Canada’s Walk of Fame, in partnership with National Premier Partner RBC launched the second year of the RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize in 2014 as part of Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artists Programs. Valued at more than $100,000, the initiative aims to support the next generation of gifted Canadian musicians.
The RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize is supported by the RBC Foundation.
Aspiring young musicians were asked to submit a 60 sec. musical audio or video performance for their chance to win the Grand Prize of $25,000 cash, recording time, performance opportunities and much more.
The winners of the 2014 RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize were:
Grand Prize Winner: NEFE, Guelph, ON
Second Prize Winner: Angelique Francis, Kanata, ON
Finalist: Alessandra Longshaw, Brampton, ON
Finalist: The Command Sisters, Spruce Grove, AB
Finalist: Jane Baker, Grimsby, ON
Finalist: Luka Mihajlovic, Unionville, ON
Finalist: Quinn Bachand, Victoria, BC
Last year over 200 submissions were received from highly gifted emerging artists across Canada. After winning last year’s Grand Prize, Guelph, Ontario’s own NEFE opened for Canadian icon Burton Cummings during his Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival performance at Massey Hall and recently signed a recording contract with Universal Music Canada.
Click the video below to listen to NEFE's winning submission.
Click below to see Angelique Francis's winning submission.
Alessandra Longshaw from Brampton, ON
The Command Sisters from Spruce Grove, AB
Jane Baker from Grimsby, ON
Luka Mihajlovic from Unionville, ON
Quinn Bachand from Victoria, BC
Chosen by a selection committee, the Grand Prize winner of the RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize received:
Six additional winners of the RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize received:
Congratulations again to all the winners!