The Artistic Team
Comprised of Vancouver’s leading musicians, the VMO has developed into a fine ensemble that has taken the specialized and demanding art of orchestral performance to a very high level.
Ken Hsieh, Music Director/Principal Conductor
A charming, passionate and compelling presence on the podium, Award Winning Conductor Kenneth Hsieh started as the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra in 2003. In addition to his many international guest conducting engagements, he has maintained close relationship with the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Japan, where he has conducted their Subscription, Masterworks, and Education series.
Trevor Hoffmann, Composer-in-residence
Trevor is an award-winning pianist and composer who excels at working with live orchestra as both composer and orchestrator. He has worked extensively with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra (where he is currently composer in residence), and the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, specializing in creating syntheses across classical and contemporary genres.
Kemuel Wong, Assistant Conductor
Kemuel Wong holds a B. Mus and M. Mus in Choral Conducting from the University of British Columbia. He has studied conducting with Bruce Dunn, John van Deursen, Wayne Toews, the late professor Morihiro Okabe, Ken Hsieh, Bruce Pullan C.M., Dr. Graeme Langager, and Vance George. Kemuel is currently the Assistant Conductor of the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Conductor of Vancouver Oratorio Society, Music Director of Folsom Singers and Quest University Choir, and Artist-in-Residence at St. Patrick’s Regional Secondary School. He was the Assistant Conductor of the Vancouver Bach Choir from 2011-2015.