2012 Programme




Photo - Jean Coulthard Poster 2012

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Michael Park is an artist who values innovation, sincerity, and communication. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Musical Arts at UBC under the supervision of Dorothy Chang. While pursuing undergraduate studies in piano, Michael's involvement with improvisation and multi-disciplinary collaboration led him to studies in composition. He continues to collaborate with a wide variety of artists, including dancers, poets, visual artists, and musicians. Michael has written for choirs, vocalists, pianists, chamber ensembles and, as a pianist, regularly performs his own works, as well as those of his colleagues. Michael’s compositions have been performed in Vancouver at the Sonic Boom Music Festival and the Songfire Festival of Song, as well as several concerts presented by the Composers’ Collective. His music has been presented in Winnipeg by Flipside Opera and the Contemporary Opera Lab, and in New York by Opera On Tap.

Remy Siu is an undergraduate student at SFU Contemporary Arts studying Music Composition and Film, with an interdisciplinary focus. Outside of school, he is interested in writing fiction and New Media. He is currently living in New Westminster, BC. Recently, he has done work on "Escapement," a play directed by Steven Hill & Rob Kitsos. In January of this year, he produced the SFU graduation concert, "Attacca," with his peers. Additionally, one of his pieces - a quartet -was programmed for this year’s Sonic Boom. Currently, he is participating in the "VISI Art Song Lab 2012."


Adam Hill is a composer and bassist originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and is currently pursuing a DMA in music composition at UBC. He has also studied at Western Washington University and Whitman College and served on the faculties of Western Washington University and the Cascade School of Music. A recipient of awards and grants by SCI/ASCAP, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and the Wildacres Retreat, his music has recently been performed at the Aries Composers Festival (CO), Electronic Music Midwest (MO), the MusicNOW! Festival (IN), and the Sonic Boom Festival (BC). Involved in many genres of music, he has also performed at the Sisters Jazz Festival (OR), the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival (CA), the National Old Time Country and Bluegrass Music Festival (IA), Northwest Folklife (WA), and the South by Southwest Music Festival (TX).


Nicholas Ryan Kelly is keenly interested in musical narrative, and he seeks to combine the accessibility and imagery of orchestral film scores with the more intricate and dynamic textures, forms, and concepts typical of contemporary concert music. In addition to a diverse assortment of concert music, he has composed original scores to over a dozen student and independent films, several of which have been selected for screenings and awards at international festivals. He received his Bachelor of Music magna cum laude from Ithaca College, where he studied composition with Dana Wilson and was awarded the Downey Composition Prize. He is now working on his Master of Music in composition at UBC, where he studies with Stephen Chatman.

 Glenn James is a composer, songwriter and pianist. His music has been performed by Tapestry New Opera, Digital Prowess, The Sneak Peek Orchestra, TorQ Percussion Quartet and junctQín keyboard collective. He is a founding member of the Toy Piano Composers, a Toronto-based collective founded in 2008. Glenn is currently pursuing his DMA studies in composition at UBC.

Trevor Hoffmann is a classically trained pianist and composer, raised in Maple Ridge, BC, and has completed his ARCT Diploma, earning the top mark in the province. Currently he is pursuing third year studies in piano and composition at UBC. In 2009 Hoffmann performed in a masterclass with internationally renowned pianist Lang Lang. He is the co-founder of Vivace Music Entertainment, teaches class piano at the Tom Lee Music in downtown Vancouver, and works as a music editor and arranger for film and television with Daniel Ingram. Hoffmann has written many solo piano works as well as chamber and orchestral works. He has also composed scores for video games, short films, and documentaries.


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