Spring 2022 Virtual Concert:

Music for Peace

Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 7pm EDT

You are warmly invited to join us on Sunday, May 1st, at 7 pm EDT, for the virtual première of IC4C’s 2022 spring concert, Music for Peace. Many Cambodians, including those at The Peaceful Children’s Home in Battambang, are well-placed to understand the horrors of war and to empathize with those who are suffering or displaced by conflict.

This concert will feature four outstanding young musicians, who have all performed in earlier IC4C concerts. We thank them for donating their time and talent to this worthwhile cause!

Concert Programme


  • Kyle Burghout, IC4C Youth Coordinator

  • Flora Liebich, IC4C Coordinator

Victoria Wong, piano

  • Prelude and Fugue No. 5 in D Major, BWV 850 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

  • Etude in F Major, Op. 10 No. 8 (Frédéric Chopin)

  • Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major Op. 61 (Frédéric Chopin)

Xueao Yang, violin

  • Chaconne, Partita No. 2 BWV 1004 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

Kendra Grittani, cello

  • Prelude & Gigue, Cello Suite #3 in C Major, BWV 1009 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

Kyle Burghout, fiddle | Jane Cory, fiddle | Tyson Chen, piano | Kyle Waymouth, guitar

  • Boo Baby's Lullaby (Jerry Holland)

  • Black Ice (Kyle Burghout)

  • That's The Way The Cookie Crumbles (Kyle Burghout)

Performer Bios

  • Victoria Wong, piano
    Hong Kong-born Canadian pianist, Victoria Wong, first made her orchestral debut at the age of five. Since then, she has toured with orchestras including the Hong Kong Symphonia, Canadian Sinfonietta, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, and Milllersville University Orchestra.

    In 2021, she participated in the prestigious 18th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. 

    After commencing her studies in Canada, Victoria studied in China with pedagogue Dan Zhao Yi. She returned to Canada for precollege at the Glenn Gould School. She graduated from the New England Conservatory with a Bachelor’s degree, and is now studying at Juilliard for her Master’s. Her teachers have included Matti Raekallio, Hung-Kuan Chen, Meng-Chieh Liu, Dan ZhaoYi, Marietta Orlov, and Aster Lai.

    Highlights from Victoria’s performance career include touring China with the Hong Kong Symphonia performing the Rachmaninov Second Piano Concerto and touring Italy with the Canadian Sinfonietta. She has performed on several occasions with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as guest artist at the 5th Shenzhen Piano Music Festival, Note in Citta Festival in Italy, and Westben Arts Festival in Canada. Her performances have included notable venues such as the Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Shenzhen City Hall, Koerner hall, and Jordan Hall.

    Victoria is the First Prize winner of the Lancaster International Piano Competition, International Fringe Award, 8th EPTA International Piano Competition, and a top prizewinner at the 4th Canadian Chopin Competition and 9th Russian Music International Competition. She has also been prominently featured on Radio Television Hong Kong, Guangdong Radio and TV Station, Polskie Radio (Poland National radio), and Sino TV.

    A multi-faceted artist, Victoria also enjoys watercolor painting, photography, and composing. In 2019, her compositions Piano Trio No. 1 “Abyss” (for piano, violin, and cello) and lieder “Winter Ride”, were premièred in New York.

  • Xueao Yang, violin
    A native of China, Xueao Yang began studying the violin at the age of four. At the age of twelve, she was accepted into the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Xueao has served as guest Principal Second violin at Regina Symphony Orchestra and as Concertmaster of the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra. She has also played with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony, McGill Chamber Orchestra and National Academy Orchestra of Canada. In October 2021, she performed with Les Jeunes Virtuoses de Montréal at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival. 

    Xueao has participated in many music festivals such as the Chamber Music Festival of lesles de la Madeleine, the Zodiac Music Festival, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and the Pacific Music Festival. She has played in solo masterclasses for James Ehnes, Daniel Philips, Donald Weilerstein and Qian Zhou. 

    Xueao is a past recipient of the Lloyd Carr-Harris String Scholarship, HP Robert Fung scholarship, Bill and Judy Watson Scholarship, and the Williamson Music Foundation scholarship. Xueao received her Performance Certificate in violin at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and earned her Bachelor's Degree with Outstanding Achievement and her Master's degree from McGill University. She was a student of Kevin Lawrence, Violaine Melançon, Denise Lupien and Felicia Moye.

    In June of this year, Xueao will be taking part in the National Arts Centre Orchestra’s Mentorship Program.

  • Kendra Grittani, cello
    Kendra Grittani is an accomplished young cellist, having started playing at four years old. She completed her Bachelor’s in Music Performance (2015) and her Masters in Cello Performance (2018) at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, studying with accomplished symphonic and chamber musician, and cello professor, Elizabeth Dolin.

    Kendra has performed with various orchestras including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, the McGill Opera Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

    After forming the piano trio, Trio Meira, the chamber group swept the McGill Chamber Music Competition 2018, being awarded 1st prize. Along with a debut performance in Montreal, Trio Meira was awarded a week-long residency at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.

    Kendra continues to further her career as a chamber musician, performing in the recently formed ensemble, Duo Thalia, with violinist Xueao Yang in both Toronto and Montreal. She has also had the immense privilege of performing at various chamber music festivals, including but not limited to the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, the Zodiac Music Festival, Les Jeunes Virtuoses de Montréal, and Music by the Sea in Victoria, B.C.

    Kendra has also had the privilege to perform alongside accomplished professionals such as Andrew Wan, Barry Shiffman, Denis Brott, Axel Strauss, Stephane Lemelin, Elizabeth Dolin, Ariel Barnes, Riko Higuma and many more. She is currently an extra musician with the cello sections of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.

    Kendra is very excited to be starting her first season with the Nova Scotia Symphony cello section in September of 2022, after being awarded the position at their most recent opening. Kendra is currently working as a freelance cellist, chamber musician and private teacher in Toronto. She looks forward to making her solo debut with the Oakville Symphony Orchestra in the 2022 concert season.

  • Kyle Burghout, fiddle
    Having performed across Canada, the USA, Ireland, Italy, Austria, and Hungary, Kyle Burghout has established himself as one of Canada’s best young fiddlers. Kyle and his music have been featured on CBC radio and television, as well as in Irish Music Magazine and The Canadian Fiddler. His many awards include North American Irish Fiddle Champion, Ontario Open Fiddle Champion, and three-time runner-up at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition.

Kyle has also been composing music for over a decade, including numerous fiddle tunes as well as larger works for solo, chamber, and orchestral ensembles. His tunes have been played across Canada and internationally by Kyle himself, as well as by Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Shane Cook, The Fitzgeralds, The O’Schraves, Alanna Jenish, Jane Cory, and many others. Kyle was named a winner of the 2017 Canadian Songwriting Competition for his compositions. When not performing, Kyle is the Co-Director of the Gatineau Hills Fiddle Festival in Chelsea, Québec.

    In September 2017, Kyle released his first solo album, "The Prism Within", featuring traditional tunes and many of his own compositions. He also recently released a new duo album with fiddler Jane Cory in Fall 2021, titled “Of Hills and Valleys”. 

    Kyle is well-known to IC4C friends and supporters, having served as Youth Coordinator since 2015. He is also the volunteer IC4C Webmaster and Social Media Coordinator.

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All proceeds go towards the food, health and educational needs of children and young people at The Peaceful Children's Home in Cambodia, as well as to supporting their response to COVID-19.


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