Violin - Viola - Cello
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University of Western Ontario - Bachelor of Music Education
English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese
Sherry was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada in 2015. Her first instrument was the
piano, which sparked her interest in music, and she had taken multiple ABRSM exams and
received her ABRSM grade 7 piano proficiency before switching to her major instrument––the viola.
After picking up the viola at the age of 17, she went on to study at Western University and graduate with a Bachelor of Music Education (Honours).
Sherry is an enthusiastic and passionate musician––During her time in Hong Kong, Sherry participated in the Hong Kong Children’s Choir, joined the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2015, and was chosen to be the section leader.
She had performed with the London Youth Symphony Orchestra, Operas, and a student-produced musical “The Spring Awakening”. She had also participated in the Hong Kong Secondary School Orchestra Competition. Sherry earned first place in the 20th-century solo Viola Work section in the Kiwanis Music Festival in 2017. She also obtained her Associate Board of The Royal School of Music (ABRSM) grade eight certification for viola in 2015.
Sherry recently graduated with an Artist Diploma in Performance program through studying with Sharon Wei and Caitlin Boyle at Western University, and she has played for artists such as Elise Lavallée, Daniel Scholz, Rennie Regehr, David Harding, Paul Silverthorne, Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot, and more!
Cello - Theory ONLINE & IN PERSON
University of Western Ontario - Bachelor of Music Composition
University of Western Ontario - Artist Diploma in Cello Performance
Matt is a passionate and earnest musician who started his musical journey at a young age. He started on the piano but shortly moved to the cello at age 7. Matt went through the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) exam curriculum, earning his grade 8 certificate for cello in 2012. He then went on to obtain his ATCL performance diploma from Trinity College London in 2013.
Participating in orchestras and choirs, Matt was involved in many musical activities throughout his school years. Through chamber orchestras, string ensembles, choirs, and acapella ensembles, he gained experience performing, leading rehearsals, and arranging pieces for these groups. Matt credits this period of his music education to be his formative years, igniting his interests and passion for making music and being together with other musicians.
Matt went on to pursue a degree in Music Composition at Western University. He also studied cello under associate professor Tom Wiebe. While studying, he participated in the faculty's orchestra, opera and musical productions, and chamber music groups. After his Bachelors, Matt also completed a diploma in Cello Performance.
Matt believes in a holistic approach to learning music and likes to draw from an eclectic mix of different genres. He believes a solid foundation is key to elevating one's music to the next level, while being immersed in the music making process can encourage and motivate one to improve their skills. Matt believes music and the arts should be for everyone to experience and enjoy and he is inspired to connect with people through this medium.