Who’s Who


Evgeny Kissin


 Janet Lea, President and Artistic Administrator
Arts Manager; former Director of Cultural Programs for British Columbia, CBC; former Area Head for Music, CBC Toronto

Douglas Berg, Vice-President
IT and design advisor; Technology manager, BC Hydro, Vancouver

Helen Song, Secretary and Chair, Development Committee
B.L.Arch, UBC. Small business owner/operator. Former Project Manager, Pantages Theatre Restoration Initiative. Former Project Manager, Jung Ventures, Infinity at Central City. Former Project Coordinator, Koret Lofts

Shamsh Kassam, CA, Treasurer
Chartered Accountant. Former Vice-President and CFO at Western International Communications, and currently Chief Financial Officer and Vice President at Stern Partners

Nicola Brailsford, Director
Businesswoman, manager of real estate assets, philanthropist, and Chief Executive Officer of the Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation

Jaap Nico Hamburger, Director
Cardiologist, Vancouver General Hospital; composer; soloist degree in piano, Royal Conservatorium of Music, Amsterdam; President and CEO, Orange Music Inc., a Vancouver music production company

Jennifer Yong, Director
Legal Counsel at Miller Titerle


City Opera Vancouver is a member of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, and a Community Partner of the Canadian Music Centre. The Board of City Opera Vancouver meets monthly, except August, in the board room of the Canadian Music Centre.


Diane Tucker, JD, CIPP/C
Privacy Officer



Dr Charles Barber, BMus (UVic). MA, DMA (Stanford)
Conductor and Artistic Director

Cathleen Gingrich, Dipl. HR (George Brown). BFA (Concordia). M.Mus. (UBC) 
General Manager

David Boothroyd, BA (Mount Allison Univ). MA (Univ of Western Ontario)
Company pianist and principal coach

Roger Parton
Rehearsal pianist and associate coach

Adam Abrams
Designer and Webmaster

Caroline Wiese, MA (UBC)
Auditions Manager