Violin, Other Percussion, Other, Flute, Drums.


Dating back into the Tang and Song Dynasties (618AD), the four arts of the Chinese scholar, qin (music) , qi (chess or go), shu (calligraphy), hua (painting) are taken as a basis for the direction of CAOFA.

Founded in 2005, the Canadian Association of Oriental Fine Arts (CAOFA) aims to promote a greater understanding and awareness of oriental fine arts in Canada, focusing on traditional and contemporary art forms through performance, exhibition, presentations, workshops and general education.

Starting from an initial base of instrumental music, calligraphy and painting, the federally-registered association works towards creating an infrastructure that will allow greater public presence reflecting the vitality and diversity of Chinese and other oriental fine arts as practiced in contemporary Canadian society.

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Short and medium term goals include the continued growth of an artistic, cultural and educational presence in the Montreal region and the development of informal connections with individual artists, supporters and associations which share these goals across the country.

Through concerts and small arts exhibits, CAOFA has started to coordinate exhibitions and concerts that bring together artists of diverse backgrounds and interests. These broader public activities are complemented by the connection to a number of student associations in Montreal colleges and universities, through the development of a number of small ensembles, coordinated through the Gu-zheng Ensemble of Montreal (GZEM), and collaboration with traditional visual artists (calligraphy and painting) and the contemporary visual arts including video and web production.

CAOFA also works to support the growth and presentation of emerging artists while working with established artists in presentation, creation and commissioning of new work.

Members Of Band

Chih-Lin Chou (gu-zheng), Amanda Lee(instrument), Charles Dugas (percussion) and more