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The Canadian Chinese Society for the Arts (CCSA) is a Canadian Registered Charity dedicated to the presentation of the classical music of both Western and Chinese cultures.
The CCSA Orchestra, under the direction violinist Yuxia (Angel) Wang, presents a wide array of repertoire offered on a variety of instruments from both musical traditions. The orchestra members are established, professional musicians drawn from the GTA, who appear together with young, emerging talent in a series of concerts which take the audience on a musical journey fostering and celebrating the cultural diversity of our communities.
The orchestra has performed to sold-out concert halls in Toronto and, most recently, Beijing where it enjoyed a spectacular success performing at the invitation of the Chinese government in the prestigious “Meet in Beijing International Arts Festival”.
Cultural exchange and collaboration are at the core of the CCSA’s values as Angel reaches out to schools and community at large through participation in music programmes, and masterclasses. Scholarships are also granted to young, talented students for further study at accredited music schools.
The Folks Behind It All
Yuxia (Angel) Wang is the founder, artistic director and principal artist of the CCSA Orchestra. Angel has established herself as a violinist of exceptional ability in both China and Canada in solo, chamber and orchestral settings. In China, Angel was a member of the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra and established “The Angel Trio”, performing chamber music throughout the country.
A veteran of both stage and screen, Angel has recorded extensively for the film industry in China and North America. In Canada, she has performed with the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony on the Bay, the Royal Opera and was the concertmaster for a production of “La Traviata” in Toronto.
Angel is also active in the Toronto recording scene for CD’s, commercials and film. She has also appeared in concert with such notables as singer Roger Hodgson and international piano star Richard Clayderman. Most recently she was the concertmaster for three of Richard Clayderman’s North American concert tours.
In addition to her diverse and busy performing activities, Angel Wang is much in demand as a teacher. She is on faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto where she leads a full violin studio. Her students are frequent recipients of awards and are distinguished players. Many are now pursuing careers in music.