As the winner of the Young Talent of the Year award for the 2003 Premio Somos Latin American Achievement Awards Canada, Glenda del Monte Escalante;s extraordinary work ethic and dedication to her craft has been instrumental in her development as an artist. In a short period of time, Ms. Escalante has built an impressive musical resume, winning various competitions and being awarded scholarships from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto as well as the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto and York University and the Banff Centre. Being open to a wide array of musical influences, which range from classical piano to Cuban folklore to hip-hop, R&B and jazz, she has managed to establish herself as an extremely talented and versatile musician amongst diverse music circles in Canada. Glenda is the ideal representation of a young adult making outstanding contributions to the development of the Latin American community of Canada. Pianist/composer/singer/songwriter Glenda, born in Havana, Cuba. Started music school at age 7 and has participated and placed at various competitions since then. In 1998, moved with her parents to Toronto, Canada, to continue her high school studies and under scholarship classical training at the ROYAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC (TORONTO). She graduated from UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO FACULTY OF MUSIC and holds a MASTERS Degree from YORK UNIVERSITY.