MacLachlan / Ridge Emerging Artist Program

MacLachlan / Ridge Emerging Artist Program 2017-10-16T11:46:32+00:00

Bringing Young Canadian Talent to the CPO

Founded by Letha MacLachlan, Q.C. and John Ridge, the MacLachlan Ridge Emerging Artist program provides a bridge between academic excellence and professional careers in the highly competitive arena of world class performance. Each Season, the CPO presents one or more emerging artists in support of this program as part of its commitment to developing the next generation of talent.

“We want to ensure that young artists get into the main stream to advance their careers and to sustain and enrich classical music. We invite you to join us in the launch of this new program by making a donation. Help us advance the careers of talented young artists.”

– Letha MacLachlan, Q.C. and John Ridge



The Emerging Artist Program has presented the following Young Canadian Artists to perform with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:

  • 2017/2018 Season – Isabella Perron
  • 2016/2017 Season – Charles Richard-Hamelin
  • 2015/2016 Season – Sheng Cai
  • 2014/2015 Season – Blake Pouliot
  • 2013/2014 Season – Pavel Kolesnikov
  • 2012/2013 Season – Andrea Tyniec


For more information, please contact:

Tara Federation
Event Coordinator