We are thrilled to welcome Olivia Wan-Ting Yang as our Violin 1 Principal/Section Lead!
Ms. Olivia Wan-Ting Yang graduated from Tung Hai University Music Faculty in Taiwan with an honorary bachelor's degree in Violin. She received her master’s degree from Taipei University of the Arts in Taiwan. In 2009, she won the Emerging Young Artists Concerto Competition and performed Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor with Taipei University of the Arts Orchestra as a soloist. In 2011, she was invited to Hawaii to perform various compositions by a Taiwanese composer, Kuo Zhi Yuan's composition. In 2016, she was invited by HoHaiYan Arts located in Germany and performed at Vienna Haus Hofmannsthal, Munich Gasteig Kleiner Konzertsaal, Leipzig Alte Borse, Hamberg Laeiszhalle Studio E, and Konzerthaus Berlin. Locally, in 2018-2019, Olivia was concertmaster for University of Toronto’s Hart House Orchestra and is currently an active member of Orchestra Toronto.
Olivia has been teaching music for the past 10 years. She is a passionate violin teacher who deeply believes music can enrich a student’s life by building up discipline and widening their vision.
Under the direction of Kathryn Knowles, music director and conductor of Music4Life String Orchestra, and concert master, Patrick Wang, Olivia will lead the violin 1 section of our performing orchestra.