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Cecilia Nguyen Tran is a 23 year old classically trained pianist who aspires to connect with her audience on an emotional level. At the early age of 5 she began taking piano lessons at the Dixon Hall Music School and the Regent Park School of Music with Frank Horvat. Since then, she has had the opportunity to perform with such artists as Coenraad Bloemendal, Wayne Strongman and Molly Johnson.

Coming from a large family, her parents were her number one supporters to continue in music. However, they simply could not afford to help her with the high tuition fees. Cecilia took matters into her own hands and produced two recitals this past May to raise tuition for school. Beginning September 2014, Cecilia will be attending Wilfrid Laurier University for Piano Performance, studying with Professor Leslie De’Ath. She also looks forward to attaining a second diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in a near future.

With the support of her family and friends, but with few funds, Cecilia is happy and working towards a successful, musical career.