Rowan Sawarna-Small

Rowan Sawarna-Small is 14 years-old. He recently completed his first year as a senior

student at the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists at the Royal

Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rowan studies with Li Wang, and was formerly a student of

Dianne Werner.


Rowan began playing the piano when he was 3 years old. He’s participated in many

festivals, and has been awarded first place for Kiwanis, North York, and Davenport music

festivals. In 2020 he was awarded a first place finish in his class at Provincials and in 2019 he

placed second overall in Ontario Provincials. Rowan appreciates all the help he’s received from

his teachers and family.