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  • Audrey Nodwell
    Audrey holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Music degree from the University of Victoria. She had further cello studies with Kurt Engert at the Richard Strauss Konservatorium in Munich, Germany. She has also studied the Suzuki method with many renowned teachers such as Bill Starr, John Kendall and Tanya Carey.  A devoted teacher and mentor, Audrey has taught cello and music history at the Victoria Conservatory and at Capilano University and now maintains a full teaching studio at VAM where she has been a core faculty member for many years. In addition to her regular teaching and performing activities, Audrey has taught at numerous workshops, Suzuki Institutes, summer music camps and festivals throughout North America. A previous member of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Audrey now performs with the Pro Nova String Quartet (  She has been a member of this ensemble for over twenty years.

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    Jon Kimura Parker
    One of the most sought-after performing pianists today, Jon Kimura Parker performed an unprecedented array of piano concertos in the 2010-2011 season, including Rachmaninoff No. 3, Brahms No. 2, Tchaikovsky No. 1, Barber, Gershwin, Beethoven No. 4, Beethoven “Emperor”, Grieg, and several by Mozart. A true Canadian ambassador of music, Mr. Parker has given command performances for Queen Elizabeth II, the United States Supreme Court, and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan. He is an Officer of The Order of Canada, his country's highest civilian honor. A committed educator, Jon Kimura Parker is Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. He has lectured at The Juilliard School, The Steans Institute, New York University, and Yale University. Mr. Parker frequently brings music to public schools in informal concert presentations. His students have performed with major orchestras across the U.S.  Former student Jade Simmons recently brought the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition to the world as their webcasting host. “Jackie” Parker studied with Edward Parker and Keiko Parker privately, Lee Kum-Sing at the Vancouver Academy of Music (1975-1977) and the University of British Columbia, Marek Jablonski at the Banff Centre, and Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School. He won the Gold Medal at the 1984 Leeds International Piano Competition.

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