Janet Auger

Musician of the GSO since: 2010

Other Orchestral Experience: Principal Bass of KW Symphony, Canadian Chamber Ensemble 35 years

Academics and teachers: Bachelor of Music U. of T

Stuart Knussen (Principal Bass London Symphony, England)

Q & A with Janet

How did you get interested in classical music? Passionate high school music teacher, my
Mom was an accomplished classical pianist, my Dad was an avid Classical music listener

Favourite indulgence? Mojitos on a hot summer day

Greatest musical influence? Raffi Armenian, Stuart Knussen

Best gig you've ever performed at?  Opening of Centre in the Square, Kitchener playing Mahler 2nd 

Favourite food?  Fresh baked warm bread with butter

Outside interests? Yoga, swimming, walking (hiking) gardening, reading

Favourite Composers? Brahms, Mahler!

Favourite Works? Mahler 5, Brahms Requiem, Faure Requiem

Favourite way to relax? Sitting by the lake at our cottage listening to the loons

What's a fact no one would know about you? As a summer job, I cut up monkey kidneys to make polio vaccine.
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