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Mihoko Kinoshita

Soprano Soloist Internationally acclaimed Japanese soprano Mihoko Kinoshita brings life and emotional depth to iconic characters, ranging from Mimi in La Bohème and Liu in Turandot to her signature role of Cho-Cho-san (Butterfly) of Madama Butterfly. Critics praise her “luxurious and elegant, entrancing and exhilarating” voice (Houston Grand Opera) and acting skills that convey a …

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Linda Ruan

Piano Soloist Recently named a 2016 RBC Stockey Young Artist for the 37th season at the Festival of the Sound, Linda Ruan strives to create the human connection across time and space between the composers and the audiences. Music, she believes, is all about those “magical moments, when time becomes suspended”, which all of humanity …

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Alison Kim

Violin Soloist Alison Kim, born in 1999, began her studies on the violin at age four and since 2013 she has been studying with Prof. Taras Gabora. She has received accolades for her performances such as 2nd prize in the Canadian National Music Competition, winner of the VAMSO Orpheum Theatre Concerto Competition, 2nd runner-up in …

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Athena Deng

Athena Deng was born in January, 2003 in Guangzhou China. She began her piano studies at the age of four with the Korean-American pianist Helen Sim. In 2011, she moved with her family to Vancouver where she continued her studies with Lorraine Ambrose at the Vancouver Academy of Music. Since 2014 her teachers have been …

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