Our Musicians

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


Bernhard Gueller Music Director
Jeanne Lamon Principal Baroque Leader
howard cable Howard Cable (1920-2016) Pops Conductor Laureate (1986-2016)
Martin MacDonald Associate Conductor

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
Joelle Kee
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
kerry kavalo Kerry Kavalo Assistant Principal
Étienne Chénard, viola Assistant Principal
Karen Matsumaru 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
June Kim Principal
Brian James (English Horn)


Dominic Desautels Principal
eileen walsh Eileen Walsh (Bass Clarinet)
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