And the finalists are...

The verdict is in! 

The jury members were highly impressed with the overall level of performance among the twelve entrants, and they chose four finalists:

Eric Guo, age 15. Teacher: Li Wang. Music School: Taylor Academy. High School: Wexford Collegiate

Catherine He, age 14. Teacher: Lang Ning Liu. Music School: Taylor Academy. High School: Sir John A. Macdonald C.I.

Raymond Huang, age 15. Teacher: Diane Werner. Music School: Taylor Academy. High School: Bayview Secondary School.

Elijah Orlenko, age 13. Teacher: Michael Berkovsky. Music School: Taylor Academy. Middle School: King Edward P.S.

Congratulations to all!

Round 2 will be held on Tuesday, June 19, at Mazzoleni Hall, at the Royal Conservatory, presented in partnership with the Off Centre Music Salon.

The performance will be public. The jury will be announced in the coming days.

Watch this space also for an announcement about tickets.