Angela Cavadas

Angela established herself as an accomplished solo and chamber music performer when she won First Prize in the 1973 CBC Young Performers Competition. Prior to that, Angela had been the recipient of numerous awards since her first public appearance at the age of nine, most notably prizes in the Vancouver and Montreal Symphony Competitions, scholarships from the Women’s Musical Club, and several B.C Cultural Fund Grants. Her advanced studies were chiefly with the renowned Canadian violinist Steven Staryk, and she also studied in master classes with Ruggiero Rucci, Yuri Mazurkevitch and Joseph Gingold. In 1988 and 1998, she participated in Ricci’s master classes in Kitzbuhel, Austria, and performed in the final concerts.

A respected teacher, Angela teaches privately as well as at Douglas College, the Vancouver Academy of Music, and the Arts Connection in Richmond; she has adjudicated at a number of music festivals in B.C. Angela is currently Associate Concertmaster of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, and also works extensively with the Vancouver Symphony.  As a freelance violinists she has enjoyed the diversity of playing in a radio orchestra, for ballet, film scores, musical theatre and folk dance groups.  she plays regularly for Lyre of Langley Trio and the Vancouver String Trio. Angela has been the concertmaster for the Chilliwack Symphony since 2013.