September 29, 2021 – Soundstreams today announced the appointment of Coco Chen and Rebecca Cuddy as new members of the Soundstreams Board of Directors.
Coco Chen began playing the violin at the age of four. She studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and earned a Bachelor of Music Performance at the University of Toronto (U of T). A passionate performer of Canadian music, Coco has recorded works by Canadian composers including John Weinzweig and premiered works by contemporary composers during her undergrad days at U of T. Coco also holds a JD/MBA from U of T. She previously practiced corporate law at an international law firm and is currently an M&A underwriter at AIG Canada.
Passionate about Canadian music and the performing arts, Coco is excited to combine her background in music performance and skills in her legal and business work to serve and further advance the vision and mandate of Soundstreams.
Métis/Canadian Mezzo-Soprano Rebecca Cuddy is no stranger to Soundstreams audiences for her recent work in Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gállábártnit, Encounters: Indigenous Voices, and Garden of Vanished Pleasures. Cuddy is a member of the Canadian Opera Company Circle of Artists, the National Theatre School of Canada Indigenous Advisory Circle and is a Grand Council Member with The Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance. She is the current Indigenous Artist in Residence at the National Theatre School of Canada in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal).