Vancouver Island Symphony Musicians

Our Musicians

Under the artistic direction of our noted conductor, Pierre Simard, the Vancouver Island Symphony is a professional Canadian orchestra – one of only two on Vancouver Island. The VIS presents an annual season of world-class orchestral performances at the beautiful harbour setting of Nanaimo’s Port Theatre. In addition the VIS performs Symphony at the Sid, a series of three concerts at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay and a series of three concerts at Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre.

 

By attracting professional musicians and soloists from across the country, offering special education and community concerts and programming, and engaging active volunteers and donors, the VIS serves as a creative asset to the many communities of the growing Central Island area. Its wide-reaching audience and commitment to education are helping to Keep Music Live and foster the next generation of audiences and performers.

 

The Vancouver Island Symphony values the continued support it receives from its patrons through tickets sales and donations. Buy a ticket and join us in Keeping Music Live on the Island! 2021 – 2022 marks the Symphony’s 27th Season!

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Pierre Simard

The Joyce Clarke
Honourary Conductor’s Podium

FIRST VIOLIN

Calvin Dyck, Concertmaster

Eveline O’Rourke
Honourary Concertmaster Chair

Alana Lopez, Associate Concertmaster

Erin Dorfer

SECOND VIOLIN

Samuel Tsui, Principal

Ji In Kim, Second Principal

James Mark

Llowyn Ball

VIOLA

Manti Poon, Principal

Betty St. Jean
Memorial Chair

Guyonne Le Louarn

Sevilya Hendrickx

CELLO

Minjee Yoon, Principal

Judy Fraser
Memorial Chair

Alexandra Lee

Laine Longton

DOUBLE BASS

Mark Beaty, Principal

Michael Vaughan

FLUTE

Paolo Bortolussi, Principal

Emily Nagelbach

OBOE

Geronimo Mendoza, Principal

Dr. Marjorie S. Holmes
Memorial Chair

Akane Setiawan

CLARINET

Christopher Lee, Principal

Krystal Morrison

BASSOON

Anthony Averay, Principal

Olivia Martin

FRENCH HORN

Andrew Clark, Principal

Carl Saarinen
Memorial Chair

Keon Birney

Karen Hough

Heather Walker

TRUMPET

Stevan Paranosic, Principal

Mark D’Angelo

BASS TROMBONE

Scott MacInnes, Principal

TUBA

Eric Morton, Principal

PERCUSSION

Jonathan Bernard, Principal

TIMPANI

Nicole Arendt, Principal

HARP

Lani Krantz, Principal