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Occupation: Former Crude Oil Financial Analyst, Founder of WowoSpot Music and Media
Pianist since: Age 5
Fun fact: During the COVID-19 lockdown, the overwhelming anxiety and darkness inspired Lisa to be creative. Lisa wrote a 90,000-word novel, telling a love story between a modern pianist and a spirit. When Hushed Voices Die is to be published in the fall.
Lisa moved from Taiwan to Canada in 2001 after marrying her husband Wesley. They now have two teenage daughters, Lauren and Vivienne and a dog, Wowo.
Lisa vividly remembers, on one chilly evening back in 2006, when Wesley drove her to the Jack Singer Concert Hall to attend the Honens International Piano Competition to listen to Minsoo Sohn’s final recital. She remembers how moved she was the previous evening when keeping her ears close to the radio to listen to the live broadcast of the Competition. Piano performance has always been something fascinatingly special to Lisa. She is musical to her core and forever drawn to classical music.
Never had she imagined that one day she would be able to perform in Honens events and is thrilled to be able to play in the 2021 Pro-Am. As an avid festival and community pianist, her aim in making music is not to win a competition but to participate in and celebrate the legacy of piano performance.
In 2021, Lisa created a digital media company, WowoSpot Music and Media to produce new and original kids’ content for entertainment, creative learning, and education. By utilizing a variety of new digital media, the content, to be launched this summer, is delivered in digital formats: WowoSpot Blog, WowoSpot Podcast, and WowoSpot Kids Songs YouTube channel.
Lisa holds an ARCT in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music and she also holds an MBA from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.
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