Peggy Hua is a Vancouver-based conductor and an advocate for the arts. As a frequent sought-after clinician, Peggy has directed performances in Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Chan Centre, and Roundhouse Theatre. Graduated from UBC with B.Mus in Piano and M.Mus in Choral Conducting, Peggy has studied voice with Geordie Roberts, Heather Pawsey, Paula Kremer, and conducting under Lars Kaario, Dr. John van Duersen, Dr. Rob Taylor, Maestro Dwight Bennett, Dr. Graeme Langager, and Maestro Vance George.
Currently, Peggy works with a wide range of singers and instrumentalists from the age of six to ninety, directing Downton Singers, Left Coast Labour Chorus, Elgar Strings, various Buddhist choirs, and serving as the associate conductor of Cor Flammae.
Outside the music world, Peggy serves as Citizen Rep on the Environment Committee Board of Burnaby City Hall, Board Member of Egret Music Centre, Member-At-Large of the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society, Executive Director of Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, and co-owns Once Upon a Time: Macarons.
Oscar Liu started learning the piano at age 5 in China, and has been teaching since 2009. He is fervent about sharing the art, and introducing the practice and performance of music into students’ longterm lifestyle. Oscar received rigorous trainings in western classical music, and has worked as an accompanist for choirs ranging from classical chamber groups to modern vocal jazz. Oscar emphasizes on a balanced lesson format, weaving playing the instrument with music theory, sight reading, rhythm exercises and aural trainings at the very start of a student’s musical journey. Oscar is committed to introduce his students to a wide range of genres, from classical to jazz and contemporary pop. Oscar encourages students to sing and play at the same time, and collaborate with other instruments and musicians. Most importantly, Oscar wishes to share the greatest qualities of practicing music with all students: elevated selfesteem, perseverance, and tranquility in character. Oscar has an ARCT in Piano Performance, and has also received: 2008 Darren Paul Jacobson’s Memorial Scholarship and Plaque for music 2008 Dogwood Graduation Scholarship for music (School District of Vancouver)