Nancy Bannister

Growing up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, music has always been a big part of my life. I started my musical journey in grade three, learning first on the violin, and then adding the cello shortly after. As a child, I remember loving “music camp”.  For many years, I enjoyed playing cello in the Thunder Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra. After high school, I attended the University of Guelph where I obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology, with a minor in Biochemistry. I subsequently completed a Bachelor of Science Degree  in Nursing at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.

After graduating in 2007, I moved to Newfoundland. Here in St.John’s, I met some amazing musicians, and started playing cello with the Tenacious String Orchestra. Not long after, I began my journey with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra during the 2008/2009 season. I look forward to many more years of music, learning, and fun!


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Masterworks One : Opening Night… HELLO CELLO!
Friday, October 10, 2008.

Colin Carr played the Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85

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