Lynn Liu, President
Lynn Liu is the President and Founder of the Canada International Arts & Music Society, and the President of the Canadian Music Competition (British Columbia Chapter). With fifteen years of private piano teaching experience both in China and Canada, and extensive studies in pedagogy, theory, and the Kodaly and Orff methods, Lynn has successfully helped foster the development of many young musicians, several of whom have gone on to compete in festivals such as the Kiwanis Music Festival, Richmond Music Festival and the BCRMTA Music Festival. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano from Nanjing University in China and a Master of Music in Piano Education from Brandon University in Manitoba.
Alana Chan, Vice President
Alana Chan is the Music Director of Simon Fraser University Concert Orchestra and A Little Night Music Orchestra. She has performed with the London Serenata, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Symphonia, Hong Kong Elite Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra on concert tour in Vienna, and Chamber Orchestra of New York at the International Respighi Conducting Competition where she was the first female conductor to be awarded Honorable Mention in Carnegie Hall. Alana was Assistant & Cover Conductor for “The Magic Flute” by Mozart at Prague Summer Nights Opera Festival in Estates Theater, Prague. She also conducted an opera scenes concert in Tabor, Czech Republic. Alana achieved Master of Arts in Music with Distinction and Scholastic Award from Hong Kong Baptist University.
Alana is on faculty at Vancouver Academy of Music and is a certified Advanced Specialist in Piano, Theory & History of Royal Conservatory of Music. The competitions she adjudicated include the Canadian Music Competition, 20th Asia Piano Open Competition (final round), Vancouver International Music Competition (preliminary round),25th & 26th Edith Lando Gifted Youth Music Competition, Phyllis Salter Piano Competition, Vancouver Academy of Music Junior & Intermediate Symphony Concerto Competitions, and Mozart School of Music Vancouver Piano Concerto Competition.
Helen Yuan, Treasure
Johnathan Chan & Jenni Ho, Secretary
Rachel Chen, Treasurer & Marketing Director
Rachel Chen comes from a diverse business management and entrepreneurial background. She graduated from UBC having studied finance, accounting and mathematics and has been VP of a large Chinese garment factory. After returning to Canada, she followed her interest in studying culinary arts and expanded into the food industry. Later on, she founded and currently still operates a travel consulting firm. Her extensive financial, management and marketing experience has proven crucial in the success of the Vancouver International Music Competition and the Canada International Arts & Music Society.
Jasmine Li, Events Planning
Miya Otake, Events Planning
Javier Canseco, Marketing Assistant
Vicky Chen, Marketing Assistant
Steven Ruan, PR Assistant
Steven Ruan received his bachelor degree in Musicology in China and is currently pursuing a Masters in Leadership at Trinity Western University. Drawing from his diverse background working in the music industry, Steven brings a dynamic and creative approach to event planning for the Canada International Arts & Music Society.
Olivia Lin, Public Relations & Photography
Olivia Lin is a graduate of Huizhou University College of Music (Guangdong, China) where she studied piano. As a professional piano performer and accompanist, Lin has won several competitions including the 2013 Hue Ji Jiangshan Cup (1st place), 2015 Guangdong Province University Student Exhibition (3rd place), 2015 Guangdong Province Instrumental Music Competition (2nd place) and the 2016 Lester Memorial Prize in Hong Kong (1st place).