• Paul Earle, Concertmaster

  • Nora Pellerin, Principal 2nd

  • Jane Cobean

  • Bill Hall

  • Murray Hall

  • Alicia Hutchings

  • Carolyn May

  • Nikki May

  • Norma Morrison

  • Tim Pointon

  • John Schnarr

  • Alisa Van Alphen

  • Lori Wright                               



  • Jasmine Schnarr, Principal

  • Rob Davidson

  • Jim Martin

  • Stephanie Rostirolla
  • Vicky Winterton

  • Robin Zettel    



  • Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, Principal

  • Debbie Bell

  • Ani Eby

  • Chris May

  • Jeffrey Piak

  • Dave Robinson

  • Sibylle Ruppert

  • Joan Skelton

  • Ian Thompson

Double Basses

  • Jack McFadden, Principal





  • Meryl Gillmore

  • Dave Skelton

  • Jeffi Farquharson


  • Claire Baker

  • Elaine Mitchell

  • Heather Willmes


  • Rob Tite, Principal

  • John Dickson

  • Christine McLean

  • Sean Nicholson


  • Susan Durin

  • Catherine Magowan


  • Sandy Bainbridge

  • Melanie Kearns

  • Susan Klages

  • Jaime McCormack

  • Doug Mainland


  • Tim Eaton

  • Ian Irvine


  • Adam Kearns

  • Gord McConachie

  • Stephen Collicott



  • Vince Lebel





  • Isaac Zettle



  • Diane Eaton


Music Librarian

  • Rob Davidson


Paul Earle, Concertmaster, began his musical training at age thirteen. He earned his Artist Diploma in performance from the University of Western Ontario and continued studies at the Royal Conservatory. He has played for the Windsor, London, Hamilton Philharmonic and Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestras and currently is a regular with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. He has been soloist with the Windsor Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, and the Northern Ontario Music Festival Orchestra.He has played on recordings for radio broadcast, and also plays electric violin for several pop groups. Paul makes his home in Kitchener.


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Nora Pellerin, 2nd Violin Pincipal, grew up in a very musical family, and started the violin at age six. She completed her undergraduate degree in violin performance at McGill University, followed by a Masters in performance at the University of Ottawa, with a specialization in orchestral studies. Her love of playing both the violin and viola grew at university, as well as her enthusiasm for chamber music and orchestra, getting the opportunity to play concertmaster for both the McGill University and the University of Ottawa Symphony Orchestras. She is now a proud Guelphite, and actively freelances throughout Ontario. Nora performs with many Symphony Orchestras, including those of Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Niagara, Windsor, Kingston and London, as well as Georgian Bay. She performs chamber music whenever possible, most recently at the Guelph Connections Concert Series and the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society, and often with her husband, Elliott Braganza, who is an accomplished pianist. Nora maintains a string teaching studio in Guelph and has taught extensively in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, and at several music camps, including the Interprovincial Music Camp near Thunder Bay, the Thornhill Chamber Music Institute and at “Summer Music in Galway” in Galway, Ireland. In addition to classical music, Nora is an experienced fiddler, specializing in Métis fiddling.   

Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, Principal Cello, is a young, emerging cellist based in Kitchener-Waterloo, and recent graduate of McGill University with a Master’s degree in cello performance under the direction of renowned soloist Matt Haimovitz. She also holds a Diploma in Chamber Music and an Honours Bachelor degree in Cello Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University. Miriam is based in Kitchener, Ontario and performs regularly with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, among other orchestras and ensembles. She holds the position of principal cellist in both Georgian Bay and Stratford symphonies. In 2013, Miriam completed a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in both chamber and solo music. She has participated in numerous other summer programs, including QuartetFest, Tuckamore Festival in Newfoundland and the National Academy Orchestra under conductor Boris Brott. She performs frequently at chamber music series in the area, including the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, Guelph Connections Concert Series and the Grebel Noon Hour Series. She also maintains a busy teaching studio in Kitchener. When not playing the cello, Miriam enjoys spending time outdoors, baking and learning new languages.


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Jack McFadden Prinicpal Bass, Juno award winning double bass player, was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and studied with Joe Gurney in Hamilton, Gurney Titmarsh and Thomas Monohan in Toronto, Warren Benfield in Michigan, and David Holland in New York. Early musical experiences in Hamilton were with Marshall Olchowy, Bruce Harvey, and the late Brian Harris. Jack won a scholarship to the Congress of Strings, in East Lansing, Michigan in a summer many years ago, and moved to Toronto that fall, beginning to work immediately. He won scholarships to the National Youth Orchestra, joined the National Ballet as principal bass for 6 years, and frequently worked in pit-bands for shows at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and O'Keefe Centre. In between tours, he played jazz. He also worked for a few years with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, sometimes in Windsor, London, Sudbury, Barrie, Kitchener - Waterloo orchestras. Jack also contracted the Toronto Pops Orchestra until its fraudulent downfall and currently he is the principal bassist of the Georgian Bay Symphony.

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