As a violin, piano, and voice teacher, Loryn joins Music Central this year. Loryn has played music for nearly 20 years, and taught for 10. She has RCM grade 8 and studied music at the University of Lethbridge.
Calgary-born violinist Robert Mulchrone began his musical training initially on piano at age four, adding violin two years later under the guidance of John Lowry, associate concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic, and later renowned Canadian violinist Joan Barrett. In 2014 Robert moved to Vienna, Austria, to continue his musical journey with the Vienna Boys’ Choir (VBC) where he was appointed principal and soloist. In addition to touring over 30 countries, he has performed solos with the Vienna Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Berlin Konzerthausorchester, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. During his time with the ensemble, he continued his studies on violin with Alban Berg Ensemble violinist, Regis Bringolf. After graduating from the choir, Robert moved to Somerset, England to study with UK violinist Clive Hughes and attend the Millfield Senior school. In 2020 amidst global uncertainty, Robert returned to Calgary to focus on violin and resume studies with Joan Barrett.
Robert credits his love of the violin to his family’s deep connection to classical music and ongoing support. His father, a former violinist in the Calgary Philharmonic, and his mother, an appreciator of the arts, encouraged development of his talent from an early stage. Robert enjoys playing orchestral music; since his return to Calgary he has served as concertmaster of the Calgary Youth Orchestra (CYO), and selected for the 2022 National Youth Orchestra of Canada which included a tour of Eastern Canada. He can be heard on the recently released Borealis album by NYO Canada, and as a soloist on two CD’s by the VBC: Strauss for Ever and Simply Classical. Robert is currently enrolled in the Advanced Performance Program (APP) at the Mount Royal conservatory, and is working as music librarian for the CYO in addition to teaching a studio. He is currently preparing auditions for music school, and plans to pursue a career in violin performance.
Braiden picked up his first guitar when he was just ten years old and has since learned to play the guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, drums, and piano. He has completed RCM Theory Level 8, and currently plays piano at RCM Level 10. He has been accepted to the University of Calgary where he plans to continue his musical studies and pursue a career in music. Braiden grew up in the Foothills and is happy to be part of the vibrant musical community in the area. Realizing the importance of opportunities for youth within the community, he is an encouraging teacher who takes an individual approach with each of his students. He is completely focused on assisting each student develop their own musical talents.