Vincent Wayne-Ted Lo
Vincent Wayne-Ted Lo is a Vancouver-born pianist, award-winning composer, and publisher (www.audiomuse.ca). He has composed over 50 works for solo piano, chamber ensemble, and film. Vincent holds a bachelor of science from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Computing Science, with an extended minor in Music Composition. He has studied piano under the tutelage of Henry Waack for 8 years and currently holds an ARCT performer’s diploma.
Vincent performs regularly with violinist George Chung, and cellist Jaewon Yon in the Solaris Piano Trio (www.solarispianotrio.com). They have provided music for weddings and dinners since 2007, specializing in a variety of musical styles.
As a founding member and former pianist of the SFU Chamber Orchestra (SFUCO), Vincent has had the opportunity to collaborate with many talented musicians from all academic backgrounds. The SFUCO have performed many of his works, including Orchestral Suite in G Major (Op. 46), Concerto Grosso in F Major (Op. 43), and Violin Concerto in A minor (Op. 42).
Vincent’s Video Game Suite No. 1 was performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as part of the 2013 Jean Coulthard Readings. Vincent’s Five Intermezzi (Op. 28) won first place in the BC provincial and national judging of the 2008 Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Association Canada Music Week Music Writing Competition. Other notable compositions include the viral Nokia Fugue (Op. 31) and French Overture in B-Flat Major (Op. 51), composed and performed in honour of Henry Waackʼs 85th birthday.
When he’s not making music, Vincent busies himself with web development and graphic design (www.designomuse.com).
Founding Artistic Director
Born and raised in Vancouver, Michael Grice is a graduate of the School Of Music, University of British Columbia, where he majored in both instrumental and vocal studies. His performance and conducting background includes extensive experience in concert and jazz bands, and various church, school, jazz and community choral ensembles, including being a charter member of the world-famous Chor Leoni Men’s Choir. As an educator, Mr. Grice was the Music Director at Centennial School, (Coquitlam) for twelve years, where his instrumental and choral ensembles were recognized at both the provincial and national levels for their outstanding performances. He served as the Program Coordinator, Fine Arts, (Visual and Performing Arts), for School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) for eight years, where he acted as a resourceperson for teachers and students, and was responsible for curriculum development and implementation for Drama, Music, and Visual Arts in 62 schools.
Mr. Grice has adjudicated extensively throughout British Columbia and the Yukon and has been active in workshops in both choral and instrumental conducting, repertoire and technique. In addition to his educational activities, Mr. Grice was also Chair of the Band & Choir Division of the Coquitlam District Music Festival; he was active as a member and Chairman of the B.C. Administrators of Arts Education, the Pacific Coast Music Festivals Association, the B.C. Choral Federation, and acted as Coordinator of the Singers Symposium of the World