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Fireside Quintet

Canadian Music Centre

837 Davie St
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B7

Presented by Müzewest Concerts

The Fireside Quintet is a woodwind quintet based in Vancouver, Canada. The ensemble's mission is to explore and perform unconventional and exciting woodwind quintet music. Their performances have been delighting audiences for nearly 5 years in the Lower Mainland.

The Fireside Quintet enjoys playing many favorites of the wind quintet repertoire, but also isn't afraid to step outside the usual realm of possibilities and explore new or lesser known compositions. They have been known to play everything from Taffanel to Piazzolla to Ligeti, having something for every listener. Their variety in repertoire is mirrored in their daring approach to venues, having performed for audiences in recital halls, art galleries, and even parks. Just as the quintet is passionate about performance art, they are also dedicated to furthering the accessibility of instrumental music and bringing music education to the public. It’s not uncommon to see members of Fireside teaching private lessons, master classes, or playing a school concert. The Fireside Quintet is an ensemble for every generation, combining the sophistication of the concert goer with the approachability of the average person on the street, to create something fresh and modern for today’s listeners.


Paul Hung, flute 

Born in Taiwan, Paul Hung entered the Langley Fine Arts School at the age of 13 and made his first concerto debut at the age of 16 at the Whistler Music Festival. He was then featured several times as the winner of the Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival, and awarded the Tom Lee Music scholarship for Excellence in Music Performance. He was a recipient of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Galaxie Rising Stars Award” and placed Second in National Music Competitions 2008. Paul performed with the Vancouver Youth Orchestra as a result of attaining first place in the concerto competition in 2009. Soon after, he performed as a soloist with the Abbotsford Symphony and New Westminster Symphony. In May of 2011, Paul won a spot in the YouTube Symphony and performed with 100 other musicians around the world at the Sydney Opera House.

As an active soloist and chamber musician, Paul performed in music festivals such as The Banff Centre, Domaine Forget, MusicFest Canada, Performing Arts BC, Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival, Redshift Music Society and Health Arts Society. Paul also plays frequently as a substitute with Vancouver Symphony and Kamloops Symphony. He was the substitute principal flute at Vancouver Island Symphony and Okanagan Symphony in 2014. In the 2015/2016 season, he served as the acting principal flute at Prince George Symphony.

Paul was a student of Lorna McGhee, the principal flutist of Pittsburgh Symphony. He has also studied under Brenda Fedoruk; and then Christie Reside during his Master's degree at UBC School of Music. He is currently a faculty of Vancouver Academy of Music.


Kristen Cooke, oboe

Recently named a BC Emerging Musician by the Royal Over-Seas League, Kristen Cooke is an active soloist, private teacher, chamber musician, and orchestral player based in Vancouver. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts in oboe performance at the University of British Columbia, where she studies with Beth Orson of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She is particularly interested in performance psychology and the changing role of oboe players through history. 

Originally from Ottawa, Kristen holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University and Master of Music from Boston University. Her principal instructors have been James Mason (Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony) and Mark McEwen (Boston Symphony), as well as masterclasses with Chip Hamann, Sarah Jeffrey, Alex Klein, and Hansjorg Schellenberger. Summer training has included the National Academy Orchestra, Domaine Forget, Orford Orchestra, NYO Canada, and the National Arts Centre Young Artist Program.


Sydney Tetarenko, clarinet

Sydney Tetarenko is a clarinetist currently residing in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a musician with great passion for both performing and educating. 

Sydney completed her Bachelor of Music with distinction, majoring in clarinet performance at the University of Victoria under the tutelage of Professor Patricia Kostek, and has a Masters in Orchestral Music Performance from the University of British Columbia, from the studio of Jenny Jonquil. Ensembles Sydney has performed with include the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Chamber Orchestra, and Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra, among many others. Sydney also plays in chamber groups of all sizes and instrumentation, most notably the Fireside Quintet, of which she is a core member. 

Sydney maintains a private clarinet studio and also teaches clinics at schools in the Victoria, Sooke and Calgary areas. She is currently the clarinet instructor at the Mozart School of Music.


Ingrid Chiang, bassoon

Ingrid Chiang, a Taiwanese-born Canadian, moved to Vancouver at age 15. She started her piano study at age 5 and bassoon at age 12. Ingrid studied at University of British Columbia School of Music with Jesse Read, and later at the Vancouver Academy of Music with Christopher Millard.

Ms. Chiang is currently in her 18th season with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra as principal bassoon, and her 12th season with the Turning Point ensemble; she frequently appears with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Most recently joined the UBC School of Music as a sessional lecturer for woodwind class.

In 2001, she won the debut CBC Radio competition, and performed in the Young Concert Artists Series. As a faculty member of the VAM and private teacher at the St. George’s School, Ingrid is one of the most sought after bassoonists and teachers. She has had numerous recordings for radio and CDs; her music making has also taken her across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


Nick Anderson, horn

Since moving to Vancouver in 2003 from his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, hornist Nick Anderson has been active as both a performer and educator. Nick currently holds the position of 2nd Horn with Vancouver Opera and regularly performs with many ensembles including the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony and the Vancouver Island Symphony. He plays with the Touch of Brass Quintet, Ventos Wind Quintet, Turning Point Ensemble and various chamber ensembles in the region. Nick received a Masters of Music in Horn Performance from The University of British Columbia. As an educator, Nick is dedicated to sharing his love of music through masterclasses, clinics, and his own teaching studio.  In his spare time, Nick can be found exploring the city on his bike, or tasting his way through Vancouver's vibrant Craft Beer scene.





Belle Époque en Sud-America                      Júlio Medaglia (b.1938)

        Traumreise nach Attersee - Vals Paulista

        El Porsche Negro - Tango


Quintet                                                       Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)

  1. Allegro

  2. Minuet

  3. Prelude, theme and variations




LEVEL                                                   Rodney Sharman (b. 1958)


Sinfonietta for Woodwind Quintet (2014)       John Estacio (b.1966)

       Allegro animato




Total music: 55 mins

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Friday May 25, 2018 7:00 pm
Adult   $35.00
Teacher   $25.00
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Student   $15.00