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The Georgian Bay Symphony 2023-24 Musicians

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Lucia Barcari


Lucia Barcari is a versatile violinist with a special affinity for collaborative projects in diverse genres and ensembles. She enjoys an active career as an orchestral leader, recording artist, chamber and folk musician, throughout Canada and Europe. Committed to educating a new generation of musicians and
audiences, Ms. Barcari has worked with Sistema Toronto, a philanthropic organization created to enhance the social development of children through music education.

An active orchestral musician for over twenty years, she has served as concertmaster for the Georgian Bay Symphony, Ottawa Valley Music Festival, Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, Broc Light Opera Company and Nuove Musiche in Belgium. Born in Chișinău, Moldova, Ms. Barcari was admitted to the Music School for Talented Children at the age of seven, and later won the Moldavian National Music Competition. She completed a master’s degree in violin performance and pedagogy at the Odessa State
Conservatory in Ukraine and has been performing and teaching in Canada since 1996.

Photo credit: Bo Huang
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Principal Second Violin

A native of Bruce County, Reanne Dixon is an award winning violinist and pianist. She graduated with high distinction from both the University of Ottawa, where she holds a Masters Degree in violin performance and Wilfrid Laurier University where she obtained a Bachelor of Music also in violin performance. Additionally, she has completed the performance and theoretical requirements for her Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT) in piano performance.

Currently active as a solo and collaborative performing artist, Reanne has participated in music academies and festivals across Canada where she had the opportunity to study with renowned violinists and educators such as Mayumi Seiler, Federico Agostini, Michael Frischenschlager and Mark Fewer to name a few. Former teachers include Yehonatan Berick, Jerzy Kaplanek, Jessica Linnebach, Praise Lam and Arlene MacNay.

In her capacity as an educator, Reanne has enjoyed over a decade of teaching experience both privately and at the university level. Her students have been award winners at festivals, received provincial recommendations and have achieved first class honors with distinction on Royal Conservatory practical and theoretical exams. She maintains an active teaching schedule, operating a large music studio in the Grey Bruce community.

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Susan Naccache

Principal Cello

Born in Toronto and raised in Ottawa.  She has been playing the cello since the age of 14.  Susan obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s in cello performance at the University of Ottawa.  She also studied in England for one year as part of the National Centre for Orchestral Studies and obtained a Post Graduate
Diploma with Distinction in Performance.  Susan served as the solo cellist in the Canadian Forces String Ensemble for 18 years, and retired in 2000.  Her teachers have included such known names as Alexander Baillie, Harvey Shapiro, Christopher Bunting and Irene Sharp. 

Susan has played with the orchestras of Ottawa, National Arts Centre, Nepean, Georgian Bay, Niagara, Huronia, Windsor, Peterborough, Parma, Italy and many others.  She loves collaborating with friends in chamber music and has attended many workshops in chamber music performance.  Susan also loves teaching and has a private studio in Mississauga where she resides.  She is married with two grown children, one a music therapist and the other a budding wine expert.

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Calum MacLeod

Calum MacLeod has freelanced widely as a double bassist since the mid 2000's. He held the principal double bass position with Sinfonia Toronto from 2009-2019 with tours in Europe, North and South America. He was a core member of the Talisker Players for over ten years and was principal double bassist with the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra from 2017-2019.


In recent seasons he has frequently performed with the Ontario Philharmonic, Mandle Philharmonic and the Esprit Orchestra. Now based in West Grey County, Calum MacLeod is pleased to join the Georgian Bay Symphony.

Principal Bass




  • Lucia Barcari, Concertmaster  

  • Reanne Dixon, Principal Second

  • Jen Burak                                           

  • Sandra Fraser                                             

  • Greg Galoska

  • Bill Hall

  • Murray Hall

  • Alicia Hutchings

  • Deb Kelly

  • Olivier Lafleur

  • Alex Martinko

  • Katherine Martinko

  • Norma Morrison                                          

  • Tim Pointon 

  • John Schnarr 

  • Alisa Van Alphen                                                                        

  • Guest Principal Violia                        

  • Rob Davidson  

  • Jim Martin     

  • Stephanie Rostirolla

  • Vicky Winterton

  • Robin Zettel


  • Susan Naccache, Principal

  • Nia Dickson

  • Ani Ebi 

  • Nick Kanya-Forstner

  • Christine Robinson

  • Ian Thompson

  • Sibylle Walke 

Double Bass

  • Calum MacLeod, Principal  

  • Jonathan Armstrong   



  • Meryl Gillmore

  • Jeffi Farquharson

  • José Luis Uribe

  • Dave Skelton


  • Claire Baker

  • Elaine Mitchell

  • Heather Willmes


  • Rob Tite 

  • Tessa Busch

  • John Dickson

  • Christine McLean

  • Emily Miller


  • Tim Broughton

  • Meagan Ecker


  • Melanie Kearns

  • Susan Klages

  • Jaime McCormack

  • Paige Mitchell

  • Sandra Rackley


  • Ken Baldwin

  • Margaret Wolf


  • Stephen Collicott

  • Ridley Gillmore

  • Adam Kearns

  • Gord McConachie


  • Vince Lebel


  • Grace Rooyakkers


  • Adrian Price-Roberts
Stage Manager
  • Vincent Van Alphen
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