2013 Programme

Education - 2013 Jean Coulthard Programme

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This year’s programme features original art by Jana Vanduin  http://janavanduin.tumblr.com/

Vincent Wayne-Ted Lo is a Vancouver-born pianist, award-winning composer, and publisher. He has written over 50 works for solo piano, chamber ensemble, and film. Currently, Vincent is completing a bachelor’s of applied science at SFU—majoring in Computing Science and minoring in Music Composition. He has studied piano under the tutelage of Henry Waack for 8 years and holds an ARCT performer’s diploma. Vincentʼs eclectic influences range from Baroque counterpoint to modern-day video game music. His most notable compositions include the viral Nokia Fugue (Op. 31); Orchestral Suite in G Major (Op. 46), composed for the SFU Chamber Orchestra; and most recently, French Overture in B-Flat Major (Op. 51), composed and performed in honour of Henry Waackʼs 85th birthday. Outside of music, Vincent is also an established web developer and graphic designer

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Ian McAndrew (b. 1958, Vancouver) attended UBC where he studied opera with Prof. French Tickner and composition with Dr. Stephen Chatman. In 1981 Ian moved to Toronto, where he performed frequently with Toronto Operetta Theatre and was a founding member of The Victoria Scholars. In 1998 he began to focus his attention on composition: he has written several short vocal, choral and chamber pieces, as well as two chamber operas, Benjamin Brown and Cassandra. His works have been performed across Canada and in recordings by such groups as the Annex Quartet, the Penderecki Quartet, the Classical Music Consort, the Aradia Ensemble, The Erato Ensemble, The Victoria Scholars, Ferretti and Lau (piano duo), and Amphion Opera. In 2010 Ian returned to Vancouver. His first orchestral work, Carpe Diem, was workshopped by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra in 2012.

Remy Siu is an emerging composer based in Vancouver, BC. He is studying at SFU Contemporary Arts with David MacIntyre, Owen Underhill, Janet Danielson, Barry Truax, Arne Eigenfieldt, Henry Daniel, and Steven Hill. His work has been featured in "The Sonic Boom Festival," the "Jean Coulthard Readings" (VSO), the "Art Song Lab," and many more new music events in Vancouver. In the spring of 2012, he wrote and performed music for the boldly experimental dance/theatre piece, "Escapement," directed by Steven Hill & Rob Kitsos. Most recently, he worked with the 'Quatuor Bozzini' in their composers kitchen workshop.


Konstantin Klimov was born in Russia. He began to study piano at the age of six and discovered a great interest for composition. He has performed and participated in competitions numerous times in the Moscow Region. After graduating from the Moscow Regional College of Arts in 2009, Konstantin moved to British Columbia and began his studies in piano and composition at Douglas College. Currently, Konstantin is studying composition at the University of British Columbia; he also enjoys teaching people of various ages the art of playing piano.

Joseph Glaser (b. 1991, Montreal) started studying music in Montreal’s Royal West Band program and started composing soon after. Joseph studied with Stewart Grant while in Montreal. He then moved to Toronto to attend Earl Haig’s Claude Watson arts program. While there he studied with Alan Torok and Gary Kulesha. Joseph now attends UBC where he has studied under Dorothy Chang, Steven Chatman and Jocelyn Morlock.

Roydon Tse (b.1991) is an emerging Canadian composer and sought after as a collaborator and educator in music.  He was born in Hong Kong and began his compositional endeavours at age 14 while studying in the UK.  Since then, his music has won many accolades nationally and internationally and has been presented by ensembles such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (ON), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (ON), Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (AB), Victoria Symphony (BC), Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra (ON), Land’s End Chamber Ensemble (AB), the Orford Academy Players (QC) across Canada and in the US.  He has studied with some of Canada’s leading composers such as Stephen Chatman, Dorothy Chang, John Estacio, Ana Sokolovic, and was recently nominated for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to further his studies at Oxford University.  The 2012/13 seasons will see readings of his works by 3 major Canadian Orchestras (TSO, VSO, VS) and the world premiere of “Glorify” for large chorus, piano, and brass quintet by the Vanguard Voices in Dearborn Michigan.  He will receive his Bachelor’s in Music Composition from UBC this May and looks forward to pursue a MMus in composition in September 2013. 


Jared Richardson is a 19-year-old composer, pianist, and trombonist from Victoria, BC. He has written over 80 pieces of music in many genres. Jared has composed and performed original music with local jazz combos, big bands, and concert bands. Jared has had several readings of his orchestral works by the Victoria Symphony, and one previous reading by the VSO. Two of his compositions have been performed at concerts by the Victoria Symphony: Winds of Kananaskis, in July 2011 at the Victoria Symphony Splash (for an audience of 50 000), and Double Agent, at the “007 and Other Spies” concert series in January 2013. Jared is currently studying music at the University of Victoria, and he plans to finish his degree at Berklee College of Music, where he hopes to pursue a major in film scoring.

Stefan Hintersteininger is a Vancouver-based cellist, composer and arranger, equally at home in many different styles of music including classical repertoire, new music and much more. Stefan is a regular extra player with the VSO, as well as being a founding member of Vancouver-based improv and new music sextet, Ethos Collective. Following early musical studies in Vancouver and Washington State, Stefan completed a Master’s Degree in 2006 in cello performance at Chicago’s DePaul University. Almost entirely self-taught as a composer, Stefan is beginning to gain recognition. His work Shameless, composed for Colin MacDonald's Pocket Orchestra, was premiered at Music On Main’s Louis Andriessen Festival in 2009. His 2011 one-act chamber opera Rough Justice, written in collaboration with distinguished librettist Martin Kinch, was performed to great acclaim at Tom Cone’s Opera Project in May 2011. More recently, Stefan’s From Sea To Sky for large brass ensemble was premiered at the 2012 Sonic Boom Festival by Vancouver Brass Project, led by Pierre Simard. Also in 2012, Stefan completed a full-length concerto for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra for soloist Julia Nolan.

Trevor Hoffmann, now 21, is a classically trained pianist, composer, and teacher who resides in downtown Vancouver. He works as a pianist and arranger with David Foster’s artist Cody Karey and for the pop opera group Vivace. He also writes for television series, and works as an editor and arranger for Emmy-nominated composer Daniel Ingram. Trevor is fluent as a composer/producer in a range of genre's including children's pedagogical material, classical crossover, electronic dance, and film music. 

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