董籃 – 二胡、演唱
活躍於現代音樂、世界音樂、即興音樂的舞台上，董籃於1997年創辦蘭韻樂團(Orchid Ensemble)、2007年非鳥樂隊(Birds of Paradox)、2012年Proliferasian樂隊、2015年龍吟滄海樂團(Sound of Dragon Ensemble)。2014年創辦每兩年舉辦的龍吟滄海音樂節 (Sound of Dragon Music Festival) 並擔任藝術總監。董籃曾與溫哥華交響樂團、蒙特利爾大都會交響樂團、溫哥華跨文化管弦樂團、Nova Scotia交響樂團、阿姆斯特丹Atlas樂團、溫哥華轉捩點樂團(Turning Point Ensemble)、臺灣小巨人絲竹樂團合作，演出二胡／人聲協奏曲，包括董籃自己及其他加拿大作曲家的作品。
董籃曾就讀臺灣師大附中、中國文化大學音樂系，並多次贏得臺灣音樂比賽二胡第一名。師事黃正銘、陳淑芬、李鎮東、吳贛伯、陳潔冰、張方鳴。聲樂老師包括郭月足與Joseph Shore。更遠赴印度、埃及、新疆、內蒙，與小提琴家Kala Ramnath、Alfred Gamil、艾捷克演奏家Abdukerim Osman、馬頭琴演奏家巴雅爾學習，將當地傳統音樂移植於二胡。於阿姆斯特丹與小提琴家Mary Oliver學習即興演奏。赴歐洲與著名作曲家／即興演奏家Barry Guy學習圖形記譜(Graphic Notation)，以突破傳統五線譜作曲的框架。
于志敏 – 阮
Traditionally, Chinese music is performed on instruments such as the erhu/Chinese, ruan/Chinese zither, dizi/Chinese flute, zheng/Chinese zither, and percussion. Today, western instruments, such as the cello and bass, are also used very often, especially in larger ensembles. The repertoire ranges from energetic and lively dances to graceful melodies, from ancient classics to works written in the 20th and 21st centuries. It includes different styles developed in different regions: Silk & Bamboo music (Shanghai), Cantonese music (Guangdong & Hong Kong), folk songs from various provinces, as well as compositions rooted in folk music or operas.
Lan Tung – erhu & vocal
Crossing between Vancouver’s new music, improvised music and world music scenes, Lan Tung is the artistic director of Orchid Ensemble, Sound of Dragon Society, and Proliferasian. Lan has appeared as a soloist with Orchestre Metropolitain (Montreal) and Symphony Nova Scotia, and as a soloist/composer with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, Upstream Ensemble (Halifax), Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (Vancouver & Toronto), Atlas Ensemble (Amsterdam & Helsinki), and Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra (Taipei).
Lan Tung’s music often experiments with contradictions by taking culturally specific materials outside their context. Her works embody the rhythmic intricacy from Indian influence, the sense of breath/space from Chinese tradition, and many years of experiences in interpreting contemporary Canadian compositions. Incorporating improvisation and graphic notations, Lan’s compositions and performances are released on numerous CDs, winning an International Independent Music Awards and multiple nominations by JUNO, Canadian Independent Music Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards, and Western Canadian Music Awards.
Originally from Taiwan, Lan has studied graphic score with Barry Guy, improvisation with Mary Oliver, Hindustani music with Kala Ramnath, Uyghur music with Abdukerim Osman, and Mongolian horsehead fiddle with Bayar, in addition to her studies of Chinese music since a young age. At the Vancouver Creative Music Institute (2007-2009), she has studied and performed with Han Bennink (Holland), Barry Guy, Evan Parker, John Butcher (UK), Francois Houle, Paul Plimley…etc.
Zhimin Yu – ruan/Chinese zither
Zhimin is a member of the Sound of Dragon Ensemble, Red Chamber, BC Chinese Ensemble, Silk Road Music, and Vancouver Chinese Ensembles. In addition, she leads her own projects to perform Chinese chamber music. As a composer, her works have been performed by various groups, released on CDs, and featured at the Sonic Boom Festival. Zhimin has premiered numerous works by Canadian composers and performs a duo with guitarist/composer John Oliver. Zhimin has performed as a soloist with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Calgary Symphony Orchestra and toured in Canada, the United States, Britain, France, Holland, Hawaii, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Japan and Hong Kong.
Zhimin was born in Beijing, China. While studying as a student, she was chosen to perform for foreign states’ guests and leaders. Zhimin Yu joined the top orchestra of China at the age of 17 (CCTV Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra). She has given many performances around the world, including live concerts for BBC (London), NHK (Japan), CCTV (China), and CBC.
Zhimin has appeared on many CDs. She has taught at UBC Asian Center and Beijing Children’s Palace Station. She is currently faculty at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s School of Music.