ABOUT THE TALK

Kai and Lia discuss what music can do for you and how it can inspire kids both locally and globally. Music takes hard work and it is important to keep trying different instruments until you find the right one. The duo will talk about overcoming the fear on stage and how you should never give up on your dreams and passions.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Kai GronbergLia Gronberg Fiddlin’ Frenzy is a pair of B.C. sibling phenomenon’s who have taken the western competitive fiddle scene by storm. They are also one of the distinguished music groups to perform and represent Canada in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic games. This fiddling and clogging duet performs Celtic, Metis, French Canadian and traditional music at many events in different countries from Canafda to China, such as Celticfest Vancouver, Northwest Folklife and 15 of the 2010 Olympic games. Additionally, they were also featured in one of the many Olympic commercials. They started to perform at the age of five and have composed since they were 7. Kai and Lia have won many awards for their talent. They have won first place more than four times in various categories at the B.C. Provincial and Grand North America fiddle contest, John Arcand Fiddle Fest, Kiwanis (Classical) Music Festival and many other competitions in different provinces. Being from Bbbotsford, B.C., they are proud to represent the arts and culture of the city and have released two CDs. Their second CD, which was recorded with Canadian master Calvin Vollrath, contains nine of their own compositions.