Our Musicians

Get to know our orchestra! Click below for musician biographies, photos, and interviews.

+ On sabbatical for 2017/18.     * Temporary position for 2017/18.


Bernhard Gueller Music Director
Jeanne Lamon Principal Baroque Leader
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador

First Violins

Renaud Lapierre Concertmaster
Mark Lee Assistant Concertmaster
jennifer jones Jennifer Jones Assistant Concertmaster
celeste jankowski Celeste Jankowski
karen langille Karen Langille
yi lee Yi Lee
kirsty money Kirsty Money
peter stryniak Peter Stryniak

Second Violins

isabelle fournier Isabelle Fournier Principal Second Violin
Émilie Paré Assistant Principal
janet dunsworth Janet Dunsworth
Anita Gao Lee
ken nogami Ken Nogami
anne simons Anne Simons


susan sayle Susan Sayle Principal
Étienne Chénard, viola Assistant Principal
binnie brennan Binnie Brennan
Yvonne DeRoller


Norman Adams Principal+
Kathleen de Caen Principal*
shimon walt Shimon Walt Assistant Principal
hilary brown Hilary Brown
ben marmen Benjamin Marmen


max kasper Max Kasper Principal
Lena Turofsky Assistant Principal


Patricia Creighton Principal
Christine Feierabend (Piccolo)


suzanne lemieux Suzanne Lemieux Principal
Brian James (English Horn)


Dominic Desautels Principal+
eileen walsh Eileen Walsh Principal*
Graham Lord Clarinet*


ivor rothwell Ivor Rothwell Principal
Christopher Palmer


david parker David Parker Principal
mary lee Mary Lee


richard simoneau Richard Simoneau Principal
curtis dietz Curtis Dietz


micheal baker Michael Baker Principal Timpani/Percussion

"They can play it all: Beethoven, Shostakovich, Hatzis and Current, as well as Tommy Dorsey, Scott Macmillan, Rose Cousins, Buck 65 and Natalie MacMaster. We are, in this province, exceedingly fortunate to have them."

The Chronicle Herald