Ed Malison

Musician of the GSO since: 2001

Other Orchestral Experience: Producer and Bass Guitar: Rockin’ with the GSO Series

Academics and teachers: Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and Physics, University of Toronto

(St Michael’s College)

Other Occupations: Director of Business Development, CenterLine (Windsor) Limited,

Chemical Industry (25+ years)

Q & A with Ed

Why play trumpet? The trumpet has a happy and glorious sound. Most composers use it strategically in order to express
deep passions, something that resonates with my spirit.

How did you get interested in classical music? As far back as I can remember, my father (Ado) was playing classical
music in our home – up loud and proud on Sunday mornings. It has a both a mathematical sense
to it and stirs emotions. 

Favourite indulgence? Riding my 2008 Suzuki GSX-F motorcycle with a family member or friend

Greatest musical influence? Steve Malison

Best gig you've ever performed at?  Rockin' With the GSO

Favourite food? Pizza, Napoli style

Dream Vacation? Landing in Palermo, motorcycling north to central Italy and eating 5 meals a day

Outside interests? Weightlifting, running, motorcycles, wild boar and pheasant hunting, military current events

Favourite Composers? Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Quincy Jones

Favourite Work? Finlandia

Favourite way to relax? Spending time with family

What's a fact no one would know about you? If you listen carefully, I speak with a South Carolinian accent.

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