The Royal Conservatory of Music names Yannick Nézet-Séguin, James & Louise Temerty, and Chilly Gonzales new Honorary Fellows

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, James & Louise Temerty, and Chilly Gonzales named Honorary Fellows of The Royal Conservatory of Music

January 14, 2020 – Internationally acclaimed conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, life-long philanthropists James and Louise Temerty, and genre-defying musician Chilly Gonzales have been named Honorary Fellows of The Royal Conservatory of Music, one of the largest and most respected music and arts education institutions in the world.

“The Honorary Fellow is The Royal Conservatory’s highest designation and is awarded to those who have had a profound impact on society through their contributions to the arts,” said Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO.

The 2020 honourees will receive their designation on May 26 at The Royal Occasion, taking place at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto, home of Koerner Hall.

Nézet-Séguin, the Temertys, and Gonzales join a distinguished group of Honorary Fellows of The Royal Conservatory of Music that includes Oscar Peterson, k.d. lang, Ben Heppner, David Foster, Chantal Kreviazuk, Leon Fleisher, Denise Donlon, The Tragically Hip, Measha Brueggergosman, and Lang Lang.

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