Performance 2022 TAIWANfest Toronto Be Courageous_Banner

Be Courageous || Be Yourself

5:30 – 6:15 pm | Aug 27th
Stage In The Park | Harbourfront Centre

In order to truly be ourselves, we have to recognize and respect our parentage.  The song “Le Ho Shia” (『落雨聲』) is a beautiful reminder that mothers love and cares for us even when we were not able to appreciate what they had done for us. “Yong Chi” (『勇氣』), first sung by the Malaysian Chinese Singer Fish Leong (梁靜茹), talks about courage even when others do not agree with us.  The song “Chang Sheng Shiang Chi” (『掌聲響起』) reminds us that no matter how successful or glamorous we may become to be yourself.  The song “Tsi Chi”(『自己』) is the Chinese translation version from the theme song “Reflection” from the Disney animated film “Mulan”, which encourages the audience to look beyond expectations from others and to find our own values in our lives.  The set ends with the medley of “Jiu Gan Tang Muei Me” (『酒干倘賣無』) and “Chan Tzai Gao Gang Shang” (『站在高崗上』), when the medley started by remembering a fatherly figure that sacrifices for our sake, and then moving on to reflect on the beautiful mountain scenery from our homeland to end in an upbeat tone.

About the Artists

Theresa Chang

Singer

Theresa had a passion for singing since her youth.  After raising up three beautiful daughters, she picked up her passion of singing in order to tell people that dreams can come true as long as we do not give up,  no matter how impossible it may seem.  She is also the co-founder of Dreamusik Music Productions, and took on the role as lead singer for two Taiwanese Hymnal Albums “I Love To Tell The Story” and “When Peace Like A River”.

Douglas Au

Guitar

Douglas Au started his music career when he was 15 years old.  Not long after immigrating to Canada, he continued to play in concerts, upscale corporate functions, and charity fund-raising events throughout Canada and the U.S.  He also played with some of the legendary band in Asia such as Dick & the Cowboy (迪克牛仔), and the Power Station (動力火車).  He also played with Asian celebrities including Francis Yip (葉麗儀), Gigi Leung (梁詠琪), Stephy Tang (鄧麗欣), and Phil Chang (張宇).  He currently teaches piano, guitar and bass guitar in Toronto.

Cory Noziglia

Guitar

Cory Noziglia grew up in a musical family, and opened his first music studio in North York when he turned 20.  He had mentored and taught several musicians and won various awards such as “Sing for Your Heart Championship”, “Fairchild Song Quest – Songwriting Award”, “CNTV – Best Voice of North America”, and more. Cory now works with hundreds of musicians every year, hosts various events and competitions, teaches music, and in his free time he plays gigs with his 5-piece band.

Jonathan Karkar

Bass

Jonathan Karkar is a Canadian Producer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Music Director.  Growing up in Dubai, Jonathan spent most of his time studying pop music and performing in various rock bands. After returning to Canada, he earned a music degree in composition, songwriting, as well as advanced Jazz improvisation and harmony. Jonathan is also a professionally trained session musician, fluent on the Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Saxophone. With these skills, Karkar has been quickly carving a name for himself working alongside major label affiliated teams and notable artists within Canada.

Shawn Lee

Drum

Shawn Lee is a session drummer, recording engineer, and producer.  He had played for a range of newer generation of Asian celebrities including Nicky Lee (李玖哲), Morrison Ni (倪子鈞 – 小馬), Justine Chi (紀文蕙), and Jeremy Lin.  He was also heavily involved with Chinese Christian ministries including Stream of Praise (讚美之泉), MusicStone (磐石現代樂團), and OmniPro Production (歐讚).  He currently resides in Portland, OR.

Daniel Yen

Keyboard

Daniel Yen started his journey in music by taking up both violin and piano when he turned 4 years old.  He started to accompany church worship service since he was 12 years old.  After obtaining the Certificate of Music Arrangement from Berklee School of Music, he became the leading producer and co-founder of Dreamusik Music Productions.

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