Our Musicians

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

^ Temporary position for 2022/2023
* On sabbatical for 2022/23

Conductors

Holly Mathieson Music Director
Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador
Bernhard Gueller Music Director Laureate

First Violins

Renaud Lapierre Concertmaster
Mark Lee Assistant Concertmaster
jennifer jones Jennifer Jones Assistant Concertmaster
celeste jankowski Celeste Jankowski
Karen Langille
Yi Lee
Kirsty Money
Grégor Monlun

Second Violins

Isabelle Fournier Principal
Émilie Paré* Assistant Principal
Jingpu Xi^ Assistant Principal
Anita Gao Lee
Charna Matsushige
ken nogami Ken Nogami
Anne Simons

Violas

Susan Sayle Principal
Étienne Chénard Assistant Principal
Yvonne DeRoller
Carrie VanSlyke^

Cellos

Rachel Desoer Principal
Shimon Walt Assistant Principal
Hilary Brown
Benjamin Marmen*
Aiden Russell^

Basses

Max Kasper Principal
Jemma Jones Assistant Principal

Flutes

Jack Chen^ Principal
Christine Feierabend (Piccolo)

Oboes

Danielle Johannes Principal
Brian James (English Horn)

Clarinets

Timothy Yung Principal
Eileen Walsh (Bass Clarinet)

Bassoons

Gabe Azzie Principal
Christopher Palmer

Horns

Principal Horn
Mary Lee

Trumpets

Richard Simoneau Principal
Curtis Dietz

Percussion

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