Growing up in Halifax and starting at a very young age, my family took me to hear Symphony Nova Scotia perform, and made me fall in love with orchestral music. It inspired me to learn the violin. I was incredibly lucky to join the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra a number of years ago, and the community I found there was life changing! Being a part of a community of many gifted, young musicians and being taught by so many amazing coaches and conductors inspired me and gave me leadership skills I never thought I would have. Now I get to work behind the scenes with the NSYO!
I am a full-time student, studying at Dalhousie and King’s College, completing my Double Honours degree in Early Modern Studies and Social Anthropology.
Q&A with Kyrie
How long have you worked with the NSYO?
I have been part of the NSYO for the past six seasons – three years as a violinist and the past two-and-a-half as staff.
What’s the best thing about being part of Symphony Nova Scotia?
The team at Symphony Nova Scotia is truly incredible. All of the people are always willing to help out and are just a lovely bunch!
Do you play an instrument? Why did you start playing it?
I play the violin! I always wanted to play it, ever since I can remember, and somehow my mother (and dog) put up with me learning.
What are your favourite pieces?
I think choosing favourites is very tough, but two pieces I never go a long time without listening to are Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suites and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
What’s your favourite sports team?
The Montreal Canadiens!
What are you reading right now?
I am a full-time student, so something for one of my courses, probably!