Denise Lear

A native of St. John’s, Denise Lear has been active in the music industry for over 30 years.  A graduate of MUN School of Music, Denise began performing with the NSO in 1989 and has been the Assistant Principal Double Bassist since 2011.  She also enjoys performing with various chamber ensembles, musical theatre productions and jazz ensembles performing regularly at private and corporate events and is a regular performer each year at the Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival. An experienced educator, Denise teaches music both privately and in the school system.

How many years have you been with the NSO?

17

Who is your favourite composer?

Rimsky-Korsakov

What's the best NSO concert you have seen or been a part of?

I have many favourites over the years though the top of my list would include the concerts in which we performed Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade and Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (with 8 basses!).  

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