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CALGARY CHINESE MUSIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enriching the community with traditional Chinese music. We have been providing the Calgary community with exceptional musical services for over 25 years.

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MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

FRANK YUEN
FRANK YUEN
Member of China Nationalities Orchestra Society, President of Calgary Chinese Music Development Association, Orchestra leader of CCMDA Chinese Orchestra, and Erhu & Ruan Instructor for the University of Calgary Senior College.

Formerly an Erhu player for Hong Kong Wang Kwong Chinese Orchestra, Frank received formal music training and education in his earlier years in Hong Kong, and he has studied Erhu virtuosi, including Ng Tai Kwong, Chan Chi Qau Sun, Yanqin Performer Tsang Zhang, Pipa Performer Cheng Chun Chun.

Since arriving in Canada, Frank devotes his spare time promoting and developing Chinese music and has participated in numerous performances. In 1999, he began hosting one of the most widely received weekly radio programs on Chinese Music Appreciation on the Fairchild Radio.

PAULA PANG
PAULA PANG
Paula Pang is a guzheng performer and teacher. She is a member of the China Nationalities Orchestra Society. Paula began piano studies young and began guzheng studies during university. Her guzheng teachers include Mr. Chun Bo SO and Ms. See-Wah HON. In 2016 Paula won the Best Instructor Award from the Third International Youth Zheng Contest. She is a guzheng teacher at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre and also has her own private guzheng studio. She is an in-demand music teacher for both private and group lessons for students of all ages. Her students have won numerous awards and honours, including in the Third International Youth Zheng Contest which was held in Hong Kong in 2016. In addition to her busy teaching schedule, Paula is a frequent guest lecturer at universities, libraries and various other organizations. She was invited by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to perform the guzheng part of the “Waterfall” concerts on October 16 & 17, 2009.

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