Musician Series – Russell Westkirk

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Cellist Russell Westkirk

What Instrument do you play?


How many years have you played with the orchestra?

Third year

What is your experience as a musician?

Two years of lessons as a pre-teen, now in my fifth year of lessons (after 53! years). Play regularly with three other
cellists in amateur ensemble.

What do you do outside of the orchestra?

Part-time M.D. (psychiatrist)

How do you think Counterpoint Orchestra has shaped you as an individual?

Helped me discover how I can make my own contribution to a group effort that I’m proud to be a part of.

What is something you can find at counterpoint that you can’t find anywhere else?

A group of musicians that aspire to excellence, but remain accepting of each other at one’s own level of competence.

What would you want audiences to know about Counterpoint Community Orchestra?

How dedicated its members are.