Musician of the GSO since: 2011
Other Orchestral Experience: Victoria, Niagara and Hamilton Philharmonic
Academics and teachers: Sydney Humphries, Steven Staryk, and Ralph Aldrich
Other Occupations: Teaching
Q & A with Jackie Why play viola? I love the sound How did you get interested in classical music? Through the Vancouver Youth Orchestra Favourite indulgence? Chocolate Greatest musical influence? NYO of Canada. Best gig you've ever performed at? Playing the Mendelssohn Octet with members of the Orchestral Training Program Dream Vacation? London and Stratford on Avon Outside interests? Figure Skating Favourite Composer? Brahms Favourite Works? Elgar Enigma Variations Favourite way to relax? Reading and spending time with my grandkids What's a fact no one would know about you? I walked my first 5K this summer.