Asian Heritage Month 2019 | Asian Canadian Artists in the Digital Age


May 22, 2019, 7 pm

Edward Johnson Building, Room 120,

80 Queen’s Park Crescent, University of Toronto

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Professor Chan Ka Nin and Alice HO

“Production, Performance, Notation of Music”


“Being a Music Entrepreneur in the Digital World?

About the speakers:

Chan Ka Nin is a distinguished Canadian composer whose extensive repertoire draws on both East and West in its aesthetic outlook.  He is Professor of Theory and Composition at the University of Toronto, he has written in most musical genres and received many national and international prizes, including two JUNO awards, the Jean A. Chalmers Award, the Béla Bartók International Composers’ Competition in Hungary, and the Barlow International Competition in the United States. In 2001 he won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Musical for his opera Iron Road, written with librettist Mark Brownell, depicting the nineteenth-century construction of the Canadian National Railway by Chinese migrant labourers.
Alice Ho is a Hong Kong-born Canadian composer acclaimed for her “distinctly individual” style and “organic flow of imagination.” She has written in many musical genres and received numerous national and international awards, including the Louis Applebaum Composers Award (2016), Prince Edward Island Symphony Composers Competition (2014), Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Friendship Orchestral Composition Competition (2014), Dora Mavor Moore Award “Outstanding Original Opera” for her Opera Lesson of Da Ji (2013), Boston Metro Opera International Composition Competition (2013), K.M. Hunter Artist Award, Luxembourg Sinfonietta International Composition Prize, and International League of Women Composers Competition.
Ron Korb, Grammy-nominated and multi-award-winning flautist, is famous for playing a wide variety of indigenous woodwinds from around the world.  His critically acclaimed music has been released in twenty countries on various record labels. Ron’s latest album Asia Beauty received a nomination at the 58th Grammy Awards and won the “Best of Show” at the Global Music Awards, and First Prize for Best Instrumental at the International Acoustic Music Awards. Ron’s compositions evoke imagery of the diverse cultural traditions and experiences of his travels.