Kathryn Lee — 1st Violin
Violinist Kathryn Lee has been described as having “innate sense of musicality” (Cliff Colnot, Conductor of the Chicago Symphony’s Music Now Series). She holds a Masters of Music in Violin Performance from De Paul University in Chicago and a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance with Distinction from the University of Victoria. While in Victoria she studied with violinist Sharon Stanis and was coached by the Lafayette String Quartet.
Since returning to Vancouver, Ms. Lee has performed as the soloist for Vivaldi’s “Winter” with the Plastic Acid Rock Orchestra, toured with tenor Ken Lavigne on his Straight from Carnegie Hall Tour and premiered “The Painted Brain,” a chamber opera by Canadian composer Elizabeth Knudson. Ms. Lee is an active orchestral and chamber music performer: she has played with Orchestra Armonia, Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra and Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Kathryn has recorded studio work for independent artists.
Alana Lopez — 2nd Violin
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Marissa Deans —Viola
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Elizabeth Knudson — Cello
Elizabeth Knudson holds a BFA in Music from Simon Fraser University (2004), and a M.Mus. from the University of British Columbia (2006). She splits her time between teaching cello privately at her home studio, composing, performing regularly with the West Coast Symphony Orchestra, as well as serving on the WCSO’s board of directors, managing and performing with the Syrinx String Quartet (since 2004, as a founding member and cellist), as well as part-time video directing work for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In summer 2012, Ms. Knudson toured Albania, Greece, and Macedonia with the West Coast Symphony.
Elizabeth is also an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, and has won local, national and international awards for her music. Her compositions have been performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony, West Coast Symphony, musica intima and Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, among others — as well as at festivals including the Sonic Boom Festival in Vancouver, BC, the Open Ears Festival in Ktichener, ON, Baie des Chaleurs International Chamber Music Festival in Dalhousie, NB, the New Music Festival at California State University, Fullerton, CA, and broadcast on CBC Radio 2.