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.