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Telpay Supports Musicians to Play at Carnegie Hall


Telpay is excited to announce the sponsorship of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s (WSO) Adopt-A-Musician program.  Through the Adopt-A-Musician program, Telpay proudly supports the following violinists: Jun Shao, Hong Tian Jia, Karen Bauch, Claudine St-Arnauld and Takayo Noguchi by helping them fulfill their dream to perform at the world renowned Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 8, 2014.

Meet the Musicians


Jun Shao is from Nanjing China, he joined the WSO in 1990 and plays first violin.  His favorite composer is Richard Strauss.

Hong Tian Jia is from Bejing China, he joined the WSO in 1990 and plays first violin.  His favourite composer is Sergei Prokofiev.


Karen Bauch is from St. Louis Missouri, she joined the WSO in 1974 and plays second violin.  Her favourite composer is Gustav Mahler.


Claudine St-Arnauld is from Quebec City, Quebec, she joined the WSO in 1998 and plays second violin.  Her favourite composer is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


Takayo Noguchi is from Toronto, Ontario, she joined the WSO in 2012 and plays violin. Her favourite composer is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Carnegie Hall Performance
The WSO is one of only six orchestras from across North America – and the only orchestra from Canada – selected to play at the prestigious SPRING for MUSIC.  “Every musician dreams of playing Carnegie Hall, and performing in the Spring Music Festival is a huge honour for us at the WSO,” stated Trudy Schroeder, WSO Executive Director.

Chris Epp-Vollrath President of Telpay stated:
“Telpay is committed to on-going financial support for a vibrant and thriving Arts Community for all to enjoy.  We are delighted to support these talented musicians on their exciting trip to Carnegie Hall.”

In addition, Mr. W.H. (Bill) Loewen, a Telpay Director, and Mrs. Shirley Loewen, will be attending the concert at Carnegie Hall.  Long standing supporters of the WSO, both Bill and Shirley have been honoured as WSO Directors Emeritus.

About the WSO
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is a Manitoba Treasure. The WSO performs over 80 concerts a year. The WSO also provides orchestral accompaniment to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Manitoba Opera.  Performing throughout Manitoba, Canada and around the world, the WSO also prides itself on community.   With programming such as Musicians in Health Care, Musicians in the Making for young performers and Music For Schools that brings the music to the public school system.