What Instrument do you play?
How many years have you played with the orchestra?
What is your experience as a musician?
I have been playing violin since I was 4 years old, and recently graduated from the University of Toronto’s Violin Performance Program. I currently serve as Concertmaster of Counterpoint Community Orchestra. I also teach at two music schools and substitute teach at Sistema Toronto. I am currently a freelance violinist based in Toronto, as well as a violinist with North Bay Symphony and Theatre Under the Stars Vancouver.
What do you do outside of the orchestra?
I am currently studying to become a Medical Laboratory Technician. Outside of the orchestra, I teach at two music schools and freelance around the city. I also volunteer at a local hospital and run a music group for children with disabilities.
How do you think Counterpoint Orchestra has shaped you as an individual?
I think Counterpoint Orchestra has helped me become an effective leader. It has instilled in me a sense of responsibility and discipline, since I need to be able to help other players with any questions or concerns they may have, and I need to be able to communicate effectively with the conductor and other players. I think that it has made me a more social individual as well, since I have a chance to talk to many other people who share music as a common interest.
What is something you can find at counterpoint that you can’t find anywhere else?
I can find a friendly group of people whom I can trust and share ideas with.