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Welcome to the Vancouver Academy of Music. For over forty years VAM has set the highest standard for music education in Western Canada, while providing for Vancouver a facility that serves as a central hub of musical activity. Discover our personalized approach to music instruction  and learn how we can facilitate your pursuit of creative excellence.

 

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  • AK Coope
    Clarinettist AK Coope performs with an eclectic array of ensembles, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning Point, and Vancouver New Music, among many others. She is a member of Victoria’s Aventa Ensemble with whom she has toured across Canada and in the U.S., and for over 10 years has been a member of Standing Wave, one of Canada’s premier contemporary chamber ensembles. AK can also be heard on countless CD recordings and film sound tracks, from Disney to Dan Mangan. AK began her musical career as a Suzuki violinist and also played piano and double bass before starting the clarinet. She holds a BMus from UBC and an Mmus from Northwestern University, Chicago, where she studied with late greats, Robert Marcellus and Clark Brody. As a composer, she has written songs, collaborated with members of Vancouver’s Dance and Theatre communities, and, in 2006, had her first musical produced.

    AK Coope

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    Robert Koenig
    Pianist Robert Koenig has quickly established a reputation as a much sought-after collaborative pianist and chamber musician. He performs regularly in major centers throughout the world with many of this generation’s most renowned musicians. Recent engagements have included performances at Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, The Concertgebuow in Amsterdam, The Louvre Museum in Paris, and Royal Festival Hall in London. He has performed with many of today’s leading artists including Sarah Chang, Hilary Hahn, Pamela Frank, Zuill Bailey, Roberto Diaz, Elmar Oliveira, Aaron Rosand, The Miro String Quartet, and The St. Lawrence String Quartet. Mr. Koenig has appeared at many festivals including Aspen, Ravinia, Banff, Saratoga, Caramoor, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the El Paso Pro Musica, Chamber Music Northwest, West Branch International Festival and Academy, the Campos do Jordao Festival in Brazil, and the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. He is frequently heard on radio and television including ABC’s "Good Morning America" and CBS' "This Morning". Mr. Koenig was staff pianist at both The Juilliard School and The Curtis Institute of Music, and from 2000-2007 he served as Professor of Piano and Piano Chamber Music at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. With the assistance of the University of Kansas Center for Research, Mr. Koenig commissioned renowned American Composer Lowell Liebermann to write a new trio for flute, cello and piano. In the fall of 2007, he assumed his new position as Professor and Head of The Collaborative Piano Program at The University of California Santa Barbara. Mr. Koenig has recorded for Artek, Ambassador, Biddulph, Cedille, CRI, Decca, Eroica, and Naxos. His CD of transcriptions for viola and piano by William Primrose on Naxos with violist Roberto Diaz was nominated for "Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra)" at the 49th annual Grammy Awards. Born in Saskatchewan, Robert Koenig began his formal training at the Vancouver Academy of Music with Lee Kum Sing and Gwen Thompson and later studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts and the Academie Musicale di Chigiana in Siena, Italy. During this time he received several awards from the Canadian Government including a Canada Council Project Grant. He completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accompanying at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he studied with Dr. Vladimir Sokoloff and chamber music with Felix Galimir and Karen Tuttle.

    Robert Koenig

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