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Anita Walsh

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 has recorded for CBC records and has been broadcasted on CBC Radio’s “Take Five” and “In Performance”.  She has appeared in concert with distinguished colleagues at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, MusicFest Vancouver, Colorado Springs Summer Music Festival, Le Domaine Forget, Festival of the Sound, Scotia Festival of Music, Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, Perimeter Institute, and the Westben Arts Festival.

Aside from her affinity for performing, Anita is deeply committed to bringing the joy and excitement of music making to our next generation of classical musicians. She is frequently called upon to adjudicate at the Kiwanis Music Festival and has coached students at the Interprovincial Music Camp, University of Ottawa, Acadia University, National Academy Orchestra and KW Youth Symphony among others.