Anita Walsh, Principal
Currently Principal Second Violinist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Anita enjoys a varied career, displaying versatility in a wide range of musical styles.
As an orchestral player, she
has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Thirteen Strings Ensemble, and as guest Principal with the Winnipeg
and London (Ont.) Symphony Orchestras.
Equally at home as a chamber musician, Anita is a founding member of the Bremen String Quartet, and has appeared in concert with distinguished colleagues at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, MusicFest Vancouver, the Glenn Gould Studio, Colorado Springs Summer Music Festival, Le Domaine Forget, Festival of the Sound, Scotia Festival of Music, Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, Perimeter Institute, Blackcreek Festival, and the Westben Arts Festival.
has recorded for CBC records, and has been broadcasted on CBC Radio's "Take Five" and "In Performance".
Originally from Ottawa, Anita studied formatively with David Zafer, Lorand Fenyves, and David Stewart, earning her M.Mus.
Aside from her
affinity for performing, Anita
is deeply committed to volunteerism in the Waterloo Region.
enjoys working with various groups, including the National Service Dogs of Canada who train Labrador and Golden Retrievers for families living with autism and post traumatic stress disorder.