Meet the Orchestra

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Greg Duckett, Violin

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Carolyn Hatch, Violin

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Carol Wright, Violin

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Sally John, Viola

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Cellist Paula Kiffner earned music performance degrees from Ohio State University and Peabody Conservatory.  While at Peabody she was principal cellist of the Annapolis Symphony and a member of the Washington Theater Chamber Players, both under the artistic direction of Leon Fleisher.  Her teachers were Harvey Shapiro, Laurence Lesser and Stephen Kates.

 

A former member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Kiffner has also performed as guest principal cellist of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and appears  frequently as a recitalist and concerto soloist throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Her performances have been heard on CBC Radio (Canada) and KING FM (Seattle).  Paula also works with youth orchestras in Canada and the US,  and has served as guest artist and teacher at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria.  She is a faculty member of the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

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Paula Kiffner, Cello

Deborah Smith, Double Bass

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After many years of playing clarinet in various ensembles Kerry decided to learn her favourite instrument, the bassoon.  In 2012, she left her chemical engineering career and enrolled in the UBC School of Music where she studied bassoon with Jesse Read and Julia Lockhart.  Kerry graduated from UBC in 2017 with a BMus in Bassoon Performance.  She has played with the UBC Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, and the West Coast Symphony Orchestra.  She lives on Salt Spring Island where she plays in the Bach on the Rock Orchestra, and is a member of the Faire Wyndes Quintet on Gabriola Island.   Kerry is very interested in baroque music.  She plays baroque chamber music with friends on Salt Spring Island; she studies the baroque bassoon with Katrina Russell, and has participated in baroque music workshops and master-classes in Canada and Europe.  

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Kerry Graham, Bassoon

Colin Mailer, Oboe

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Bo Curtis, Flute

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Andrea Varju, Flute

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Kathy Harris, Clarinet

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Jan Macpherson, Clarinet