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.