Hornist Mary Lee started playing the horn at the age of 12 in Toronto, the city where she grew up and went to university. She followed her undergraduate studies with a year at the Utrecht Conservatory in the Netherlands where she received further orchestral training. A winding road finally led Mary to Halifax, where she has long since resided, playing Second Horn with Symphony Nova Scotia.
In addition to performing, Mary greatly enjoys working with horn students of all ages, and teaches the horn at Acadia University and the Maritime Conservatory, as well as coaching the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra horn section. Mary is a member of the Halifax-based wind quintet, “Fifth Wind” and playing with this group has taken her to schools, chamber music festivals, and workshops throughout Nova Scotia as both performer and instructor.