Isabella Perro violinCBC Radio Canada’s Classical Revelation for 2020-2021, violinist Isabella D’Éloize Perron is currently completing her BMus with Erika Raum at The Glenn Gould School in Toronto. Between 2010 and 2017, Isabella studied at the Mount Royal University’s Royal Conservatory of Music in Alberta with violinist Bill Van der Sloot. Some of her other mentors include internationally acclaimed violinists Andres Cardenes, Ian Swensen, and Gwen Hoebig. She has also played in masterclass for numerous artists across the globe including Tadeusz Gadzina, Ning Feng, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Pinchas Zukerman, and Stefan Jakiw. She had her solo debut at age 7 with the I Musici String Ensemble, and has since appeared with numerous orchestras around the world. Awards and distinctions include first prize at the National Music Festival of Canada (2014), first prize at the International Radio Competition for Young Musicians Concertino Praga (2015), second prize at the Klein International String Competition (2015), and second prize at CMC’s Stepping Stone (2019). During their 2017-2018 season, The Calgary Philharmonic named her as their “Emerging Artist”. In 2020, Isabella was awarded NYO’s Michael Measures Prize through the Canada Council for the Arts, and in 2021, she received second prize at the Eckhardt-Gramatté competition, also sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts. Most recently, Isabella received the Grand Prize, as well as the audience choice award in the Orford Musique competition. Isabella d’Éloize Perron plays on a Guadagnini 1768, generously on loan from CANIMEX