Trumpet

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Herman Chen
French Horn, Trumpet

Herman graduated from the Xinghai Conservatory of Music in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Being regarded as a French Horn Player of the Highest Proficiency in China, Herman was appointed as the Principal Horn of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.

After he arrived Canada in 2006, Herman participated in the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra as a French Horn guest performer. Besides performing, he also teaches French Horn and Trumpet. His students frequently receive outstanding achievements, including ARCT, Gold Medal Awards and First Class Honours, from the Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. Also, one of his students was accepted to the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra as a French Horn player.

 

RCM Gold Medalists:
(Students who obtained the highest marks in each level of RCM examination in Ontario)
2017 – Grade 10 Gold Medal in French Horn
2016 – Grade 8 Gold Medal in French Horn

Credentials: B.A.

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Joe Varga
Cello, Flute, Recorder, Trombone, Trumpet, Violin

Joe began studying the violin in 1970 and trumpet in 1972. He also studied the piano. He has more than 45 years of teaching experience. He prepares students for the Royal Conservatory of Music examinations, university entrance and auditions.

Besides teaching, Joe has been in the musical products industry for nearly 40 years. His main field of interest in this area is repairs and restoration of the stringed instruments.

In all aspects of his musical career, Joe has held high standards of quality and professionalism, and endeavoured to impart such attitudes to his students so that they may excel at their own pursuits.

RCM Gold Medalist
(Students who obtained the highest marks in each level of RCM examination in Ontario)
2017 – Level 5 Gold Medal in Violin