Joanna began playing the violin at age three. She completed her Royal Conservatory of Music Performer’s ARCT Diploma at age twelve, and was awarded the Gold Medal for the highest mark in Canada. She has also completed her Teacher’s ARCT Diploma. Some of her musical achievements include First Prize in the Canadian Music Competition National Finals and the Florence Hood Bryson Trophy for Senior Strings from the Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival.
This is Joanna’s third appearance with the Hart House Orchestra. She has also had solo performances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Hamilton, and York Symphony Orchestra.
Joanna also has extensive orchestral experience. She was a member of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, acting as Concertmaster in her final year. She was also a long-time member of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival’s Orchestral Academy in Germany, performing in tours around Europe, Asia, and South America. Most recently, she is Co-Concertmaster of the Hart House Orchestra.
In addition to her musical endeavours, Joanna currently practices family medicine in the Halton Region.