Principal Second Violin
Carolina Rouleau has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in music and a double major in violin and piano performance from Bishop’s University. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa, specializing in music. Her principal teachers include Genevieve Beaudry, Sergei Nikonov, Grace Hong, and Brigitte Poulin. Ms. Rouleau is a four time winner of the First Prize at the Festival des cordes de l’Estrie and Grand Prize winner of the M. Georgina Mills scholarship. She was also a member of the Bishop’s University Music Search Committee. Carolina is a member of the Opus Undone quartet.
Jill Clarke received her Bachelor of Music from Queen’s University, and attended the Royal Conservatory of Music as part of the Orchestral Training Program and Professional School. Jill has taught violin and viola at the Royal Conservatory of Music and now teaches at the Toronto School for Strings. Former violist with the Kingston Symphony and Thunder Bay Symphony, she is presently a freelance musician in the Toronto area and principal viola of the North York Concert Orchestra.
Principal Double Bass
Anthony began his music education at the age of 5 on the piano, and ultimately completed grade 10 in the Royal Conservatory program. He began playing the bass at 14. Starting off in his high-school jazz band, he made the transition to classical music when he joined the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra in 2006. While still a student, he participated in summer music programs at Orford, Quebec and at the Landesakademie für die musizierende Jugend in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Anthony has been the principal bassist with NYCO since 2010 and performs on a Bohemian bass made in the early nineteen hundreds. When not playing the bass, Anthony works in the financial services industry and is a competitive amateur cyclist. He holds a master’s degree in economics.