Violinist and poet Phoebe Tsang was born in Hong Kong, educated in England, and has lived in Canada since 1998. Both her artistic practices to inform each other. In 2010 the Toronto Symphony Orchestra commissioned her to write and perform poetry to the music of Osvaldo Golijov. Phoebe especially enjoys exploring the parameters of tango culture and improvisation, extending her performance to include elements of physical theatre. The author of Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse (Tightrope Books, 2009), her poetry has been published in Canada, the UK, India and Hong Kong, and she is currently at work on a libretto in collaboration with composer Erik Ross, commissioned by the Canadian Sinfonietta. A true multi-disciplinary artist, Ms.Tsang also holds a BSc in Architecture from the University of London (UK). www.phoebetsang.com

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