Karen Wen has a great passion for music, which plays an essential role in her life. Ms Wen played in the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra from 2011 to 2012 and was a member of the Honour Wind Ensemble of the British Columbia Music Educators’ Association in 2011 and 2012. She was selected for the National Youth Band of Canada in 2013 and 2014. Excelling in competitions, she received 15 Gold Medals and multiple Silver Medals at the Vancouver Kiwanis and Richmond Music Festivals from 2010 to 2014; she was also awarded the Most Promising Senior Flutist Trophy at the 2012 Richmond Music Festiva, the musical excellence award, the Dogwood Scholarship, and the Tom Lee Scholarship. She represented the Vancouver Kiwanis Festival woodwind division to attend the national level of Performance of Arts, BC. Ms Wen’s passion for music is reflected in her continued quest for greater music knowledge. Successfully passing a series of Royal Conservatory of Music exams, she completed Level 10 RCM in 2012 with First Class Honours.
Currently, she is attending University of British Columbia, studying with Ms Christie Reside, and she is finishing the duel degree of Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education. As a teacher, she enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities. Also, she remains as an active performer and plays in the UBC Symphony Orchestra and UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble.