Our Previous Soloists

Ken Lee, guitar

Ken Lee began studying the violin at the age of 5 and earned his Licentiate of the Royal School of Music, London England in Violin Performing in 1973. Since then he was concertmaster of various orchestras in Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver. He performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Concordia Symphony. For 15 years he conducted the Baynov Piano Ensemble in Germany, Italy and Vancouver.

The guitar is Ken’s secondary instrument. He began guitar studies at the age of 11 under the guidance of the late Robert Luse. He has performed in solo recitals as well as in chamber groups on the guitar.

Ken enjoys exploring early music through playing the lute and through membership with the Lute Societies of England and America. Ken feels extremely fortunate to be a student of the pedal harp under the excellent guidance and mentorship of Vancouver’s esteemed harpist, Elizabeth Volpe-Bligh. 

Ken is a practicing physician in the Vancouver area. He teaches medical students at UBC, and is a physician examiner with the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, as well as with the Medical Council of Canada.

Ken enjoys cooking, long walks, nature photography, sewing, and spending quality time with friends.

Barry Tan, piano

Pianist Barry Tan is currently based in Los Angeles, and is enjoying a career as an active performer, collaborator, and teacher.  As a soloist, Barry has performed concerti with the University of Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, I-Musici Sushi Chamber Orchestra, and the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra.  Previously, Barry studied at McGill University, Schulich School of Music, under full scholarship, and also at the University of Victoria, where he graduated with distinction. From 2017-2018, Barry worked as the Artistic Director of the Place Des Arts (Coquitlam, BC) Piano Chamber Music Program, where he planned out concerts for local high school students, and actively coached 2-piano, and piano trio ensembles for a variety of performances and local competitions.  Currently, Barry is pursuing Doctoral Studies and is working as a Teaching Assistant and collaborative pianist at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles.  For the 2018-2019, Barry is also serving as Music Director for USC Thornton’s Chamber Opera, in the productions of works by Tomás Bretón’s and Stephen Sondheim.

Angelina Van Dyck, soprano

Angelina Van Dyke is a recorded lyric soprano with a coloratura extension. Her two albums include Wings of Rejoicing, featuring Baroque and Classical sacred music, and Innamorato alla follie, a collection of love arias from Italian opera. She is most often seen singing solo in Vancouver for benefit concerts, Messiah sing-alongs, and with TWU Masterworks Choirs.  A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the B.C. Registered Music Teacher's Association, she offers piano and voice lessons through her own  www.angelmusicstudios.com.  With an MATESOL, she also teaches Academic English Preparation at SFU. 

Morgan Zentner, oboe

Morgan Zentner is a Vancouver based oboist who began her studies in upstate New York with Patricia Sharpe, the second oboist of the Syracuse Symphony. At the age of 18, Morgan received a full scholarship to the East Carolina University School of Music where she continued her studies with Bo Newsome. After completing her Bachelors degree, Morgan moved to Vancouver where she received a full scholarship to complete her Masters degree in instrumental performance at the University of British Columbia under the tutelage of the principal oboist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Roger Cole.  Following her studies she held a 3-year principal position with the Kamloops Symphony as well as studying contemporary music at McGill University with Normand Forget of the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne. While attending UBC and McGill, she had many new works commissioned for her for both oboe and English horn.  As well as playing various styles of music as a free-lance oboist, she is currently attempting to revolutionize the oboe and English horn in the genre of heavy metal.

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