Musician of the GSO since: 2001
Other Orchestral Experience: Thunder Bay Symphony, Toronto Sinfonietta, KW Symphony
Academics and teachers: Performance degree U of T (Gerard Kantarjian, Osher Green), ARCT
Chamber Music studies, Mozarteum (Denes Zsigmondy)
Summer studies: Chautauqua and Orford
Other Occupations: Teacher at Open Strings Studio, Examiner- Royal Conservatory of Music,
violist- Artelli String Quartet, General Manager GSO
Q & A with Catherine Why play viola? Like Beethoven, Mozart, Dvorak and Schubert, I am drawn to the sound and the vantage of experiencing music from the "inside" How did you get interested in classical music? My mother, Roberta Hoy, who was a piano teacher, choral director and the music consultant for Wellington County. Favourite indulgences? New York Fries, perusing museums, art galleries and music libraries Greatest musical influence? Formative years with my piano/harmony teacher Wilfred Powell Dream Vacation? Snorkelling in Palawan Favourite Works? Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, Verdi Requiem What's a fact no one would know about you? I have a live-in personal trainer.