Fox & the Fiddle
Fiddle master Calvin Vollrath said, 'The kids are amazing in what they have accomplished at such a young age.' From folk, Celtic, Chinese, classical, jazz music to step dance. Kai and Lia have been performing toe tapping music as the Old Time Fiddle Kids (now Fiddlin Frenzy) for a few years now. They are a 'Face of Abbotsford' who had they face casting displayed in Abbotsford Art and Culture Center (CCMA) to represent the city's culture. They had been featured on CBC radio and many local papers and have been nominated for the Abbotford Arty Award. Both of these young fiddlers are classical violin prodigies, they also play piano and Lia is also an accomplished cellist. In 2007, They had been chosen from about 400 string players to represent the Vancouver Youth Symphony to play in a celtic event. They compose their own music since they were 7. Both of them are step dancers too. They have won many BC provincial and North American Fiddle contests. Some of the adjudicators praise them as the 'Musical Kids' They are also scholarship winners and judge for North Poplar Idol. In 2006, they recorded their first CD, 'The Fox and The Fiddle' at the age 7 and 9. The children are repeated performers who are invited to play at numerous festivals such as Maple Sugar Festival, Langley International Festival, Spirit of Sea Festival, BC Children Hospital Childrun, Organic Festival, Steveston Salmon Festival, Port Albeerni Salmon Festival, Agrifair, Berry Beat Festival, Nibbles and Bites Festival, BC Agriculture Annual Gala St. Patric's Day, Canada Day Parade Float live performance, Canada Day Celebration events etc and they are always a hit. Kai and Lia's toe tapping music are inherited from teachers like fiddle master Keith Wilson, CMJ's fiddler of the year- Mike Sanyshyn, Canadian Grand Master winner's Mark Sullivan and Patti Lamoureux, Calvin Vollrath and The Sabir Sisters.