Formerly “Cascadia Quartet”, formed in 2015, Award-winning Cascadia Strings is an initiative to bring diverse chamber music repertoire to audiences, fusing together iconic original works with well-crafted arrangements of popular music of the last century, all in the vision to bring live, meaningful musical experiences to new venues and music-lovers in Victoria and beyond.
The versatile group is active in bringing live music to the community through many different forms, whether it’d be chamber music collaborations, retirement home concerts, or school outreach workshops & concerts, and also functions as a highly sought-after event music company, performing for special events such as weddings or corporate events across Vancouver Island and the lower mainland.
The musicians that make up this sextet are a collective of professional freelance musicians, who have studied at prestigious conservatories and schools, such as The Juilliard School, the New England Conservatory of Music, Rice University, University of Michigan, and University of Toronto, to name a few. Also, the musicians perform regularly with groups such as Victoria Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Baroque Players, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, and more.
Four of the members of Cascadia Strings, Tyson, Kathryn, Jessica, and Erin, are much looking forward to stepping into the role as faculty quartet for CYMC 2021.