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Mr. Norman Nelson

Conductor

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra

Direct Phone: (250) ***-****       

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra

P.O. Box 767

Sooke, British Columbia V9Z 1H7

Canada

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Employment History

Music Director
Sooke Voice News

Music Director
MapleLine Magazine

Affiliations

Professor Emeritus, Violin
Assistant Concertmaster

Co-Founder
Academy-of-St

Founding Member
The Academy of St Martin

Founder
CYMC

Education


violin
Royal College of Music

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Sooke Phil Admin Assistant | Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra . Sooke, BC (250) 419-3569

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Reading the leaflet I saw a picture of a white haired gentleman, it was of Norman Nelson, a man who had studied violin at the Royal College of Music in London, internationally acclaimed.


News | Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra . Sooke, BC (250) 419-3569

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Reading the leaflet I saw a picture of a white haired gentleman, it was of Norman Nelson, a man who had studied violin at the Royal College of Music in London, internationally acclaimed.


News & Reviews | Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra . Sooke, BC (250) 419-3569

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The Sooke Philharmonic Looking Forward to New Venues this Season-The Sooke Philharmonic Looking Forward to New Venues this Season New policy lets young people in for free Sooke News Mirror - October 1, 2014 Norman Nelson, the Sooke Philharmonic conductor and music director has put together another delightful year ... Continue reading → Deryk Barker reviews SPO-Deryk Barker reviews SPO What's a heaven for? Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra Alice Haekyo Lee, violin Norman Nelson, conductor University Centre Auditorium June 29, 2014 By Deryk Barker "The title of this symphony-like orchestral work is explained by its tendency to ... Continue reading →


About Us | Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra . Sooke, BC (250) 419-3569

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Born in Dublin, Ireland, Norman began his violin studies when he was 10 years old. At the age of 15 he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London and at 20 was appointed to a position in the first violin section of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He has held the position of Assistant Concertmaster with the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Symphony and London Symphony orchestras. He was a founding member of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world. In 1965 Norman was appointed Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He also formed the internationally acclaimed Purcell String Quartet. He has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the London Symphony, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, BBC Symphony and Vancouver Symphony. As a chamber musician, he has performed in every major city in North America, and in Europe, Russia, Japan and China.
In 1979 Norman was appointed Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and the leader of the University String Quartet. In 2007 he was awarded the Orchestras Canada Betty Webster Award for his sustained and significant contribution to the Canadian orchestral community. In May 2012, Norman was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which honours outstanding Canadians whose achievements have benefited their fellow citizens.
Norman and his wife Jenny live on Vancouver Island. Norman continues to be an active player, teacher and conductor.
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This community orchestra, with more than 60 members, was founded by Norman Nelson in 1997 and performed its first symphony concert in June 1998.


Workshop Faculty Biographies | Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra . Sooke, BC (250) 419-3569

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Norman Nelson

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Norman Nelson began his violin studies at the age of ten. When he was 15 he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, London where his teacher was George Stratton (Concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra) - later studying with Sascha Lasserson, a pupil of Leopold Auer. He was conscripted into the Household Cavalry - the Life Guards - as concertmaster in the Life Guards Band stationed at Windsor. On completion of his national service at age 20, he was appointed to a position in the first violin section of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He held the position of Assistant Concertmaster with the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC and London Symphony Orchestras and served as concertmaster under such conductors as Sir Thomas Beecham, Herbert Von Karajan, Antal Dorati, Georg Solti, Rudolf Kempe, Sir Adrian Boult and Benjamin Britten. He was a founding member of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, and also a member of the London Octet.
Norman emigrated to Canada in 1965 to join the Vancouver Symphony as Concertmaster. He was a founding member of the Baroque Strings of Vancouver, The Vancouver Symphony Chamber Players and the Purcell String Quartet.
In 1979 he was appointed Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and the leader of the University String Quartet. In 1982 he toured with the Quartet to Japan and China representing the Federal Government and also to Hong Kong under the aegis of Alberta Culture. He was conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra and the founder of the Academy Strings at the University of Alberta. In 1985 he became concertmaster of the Alberta Baroque Ensemble with which he also appeared as soloist. In 1997 Norman retired as Professor Emeritus and moved to Sooke, BC where he founded a community orchestra, the Sooke Philharmonic now in its 16th year.
Norman has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the London Symphony, Academy of St. Martins-in-the-Fields, BBC Symphony and Vancouver Symphony. As a chamber musician, he has performed in every major city in North America, and in Europe, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong and China.
A dedicated teacher, he has taught at the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Banff Centre and he was a co- founder of the Courtenay Youth Music Centre on Vancouver Island, BC. This past July/August he he visited Ireland's West Coast to teach and conduct at the "Summer Music on the Shannon" summer school - a repeat visit.
In 2007, Norman was awarded the Orchestras Canada Betty Webster Award for his sustained and significant contribution to the Canadian Orchestral Community. In May 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, which honours outstanding Canadians whose achievements have benefitted their fellow citizens.
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Norman Nelson announced her passing to the concert audience that evening, and The Lafayette String Quartet played a JS Bach Sinfonia in her memory.

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