Paule Barsalou

Musician of the GSO since: 2001

Other Orchestral Experience: freelance

Academics and teachers: MM in performance (Cleveland Institute of Music)
BM in performance (Laval University)

Other Occupations: Artistic Director and violin faculty of the Suzuki String School Guelph
Suzuki teacher-trainer

Q & A with Paule

Why play violin? For it's beautiful singing qualities and virtuoustic possibilities.

How did you get interested in classical music? My parents were musicians- it was part of our daily life.

Favourite indulgence? Chocolate

Greatest musical influence? David Oistrakh, Yo Yo Ma

Best gig you've ever performed at?  Performing the Rite of Spring under Pierre Boulez

Dream Vacation?  China

Favourite Work? Goldberg Variations

Favourite way to relax?  Gardening, cooking

What's a fact no one would know about you? I was snowshoeing at age 3!
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