Our Musicians

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

+ On sabbatical for 2018/19.     * Temporary position for 2018/19.


Bernhard Gueller Music Director Laureate
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
Alsu Kamalieva*

Second Violins

Isabelle Fournier Principal
Émilie Paré Assistant Principal
Anita Gao Lee
ken nogami Ken Nogami
anne simons Anne Simons
Charna Matsushige*


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


Rachel Desoer 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+
Graham Lord Principal*
eileen walsh Eileen Walsh (Bass 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

Student Apprentice

Zachary Levin

"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