Musician of the GSO since: 2008
Other Orchestral Experience: OS des jeunes de Sherbrooke,
OS de l’université de Sherbrooke, Orchestre de musique de film de Sherbrooke
Academics and teachers: Degree in Preschool and Elementary school teaching
(Université de Sherbrooke), Minor in music form Université de Sherbrooke (to be finished).
Other Occupations: I am a mother and a teacher in a francophone elementary school.
Q & A with Josée-Anne Why play violin? Because my big sister was playing it! But now, I wouldn’t choose another instrument. I love how expressive it is. I like it for classical, but also for fiddling, jazz, etc. I love the size, you can carry it everywhere! Favourite indulgence? Watching movies under a blanket on a rainy day Greatest musical influence? a lot of quebecer “chansonniers” : Richard Séguin, Beau Dommage, Gilles Vigneault, Paul Piché, mes Aieux Favourite food? Indian Cusine Outside interests? hiking, climbing, skiing, bicycling, camping, travelling, African dance, sports, reading, cinema, cooking Favourite Works? New World Symphony, La moldau (Smetana), The planets (Holst), Violin concerto (Sibelius), Shéréazade (Rimsky-Korsakoff) Favourite way to relax? Climb a big mountain then sit back and admire the view