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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.

 

Learn more about VAM’s programs

Want to learn more about the programs that VAM has to offer?  Click below for our Summer 2015 and 2015/16 brochures:

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  • Sophie Dansereau
    Born in Sorel-Tracy, Québec, Sophie Dansereau discovered the bassoon after several years of work at the piano and the flute. This new opportunity led her to obtain the highest honor of the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec, the "Prix avec Grande Distinction à l'unanimité" in bassoon and chamber music, as well as a Master of Music from Yale University. Her main teachers are Richard Gagnon, Frank Morelli, Christopher Millard and Stéphane Lévesque. Currently contrabassoonist and assistant principal bassoonist of the Vancouver Symphony, Sophie performed, among others, with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra (New Zealand), the New World Symphony, the Québec Symphony, as well as several festivals. She has been awarded many prizes in major competitions, and was featured as a soloist on many occasions. A sought after bassoonist in chamber music, she is a founding member of the Ad Mare Wind Quintet, renowned for their musical involvement in Vancouver and their eclectic repertoire. Sophie, who had received the Governor General Award for best Academic in 1992, has served on the faculty of VAM and UBC, and is a faculty member of the West Coast Amateur Music Society.

    Sophie Dansereau

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    Wenwen Du
    Originally from China, pianist Wenwen Du trained with her mentor, Professor Lee Kum Sing at the Vancouver Academy of Music (Canada). Wenwen earned a Bachelor’s of Music degree and an Artist Diploma from VAM. As a solo pianist Wenwen has been awarded prizes from the Third Prokofiev International Piano Competition (Ukraine) and the Third Wiesbaden Piano Competition (Germany) as well as winning scholarships from the Vancouver Chopin Society (Canada). She has given solo recitals in China, North America and Europe. Wenwen is an active collaborative pianist, training at the Oxford Lieder Festival (UK), at the Franz Schubert Institut (Austria), and at the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (UK). Her teachers have included Elly Ameling, Wolfgang Holzmair, Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake and Imogen Cooper. Wenwen currently lives in Vancouver, Canada, while maintaining a local and international performance schedule. Most recently, she appeared at the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival (Italy) and in recital with Mr. Bostridge in Dallas (USA) and Schloss Elmau (Germany). She will tour North America with Mr. Bostridge in April.

    Wenwen Du

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