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Rob Power

Principal BIO

Rob Power

Principal

When did you join the NSO?

09/20/1989

Who inspired you to learn how to play?

Don Wherry

What’s your favourite piece of classical/orchestral music?

 

If you could pick one artist to collaborate with, who would it be?

Jimmy Page

What other non-musical creative outlets do you have?

Running. Instrument building

Étienne Gendron

Section BIO

Étienne Gendron

Section

When did you join the NSO?

12/15/2013

Who inspired you to learn how to play?

My grandfather, my father and my brother.

What’s your favourite piece of classical/orchestral music?

Turangalîla-Symphonie by Olivier Messiaen

If you could pick one artist to collaborate with, who would it be?

Jacob Collier

What other non-musical creative outlets do you have?

Astronomy, cooking, and reading.

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Rob Power

Principal BIO

Rob Power

Principal

When did you join the NSO?

09/20/1989

Who inspired you to learn how to play?

Don Wherry

What’s your favourite piece of classical/orchestral music?

 

If you could pick one artist to collaborate with, who would it be?

Jimmy Page

What other non-musical creative outlets do you have?

Running. Instrument building



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Bill Brennan

Principal BIO

Bill Brennan

Principal

When did you join the NSO?

09/01/1978

Who inspired you to learn how to play?

Don Wherry

What’s your favourite piece of classical/orchestral music?

 

If you could pick one artist to collaborate with, who would it be?

Stevie Wonder

What other non-musical creative outlets do you have?

Other than music, I’m useless. Though I think I could be a decent golf commentator.

Jenny Griffoen

Principal Keyboard BIO

Jenny Griffoen

Principal Keyboard

When did you join the NSO?

09/01/2016

Who inspired you to learn how to play?

 

What’s your favourite piece of classical/orchestral music?

 

If you could pick one artist to collaborate with, who would it be?

 

What other non-musical creative outlets do you have?

 

Brian Way

Principal BIO

Brian Way

Principal

When did you join the NSO?

09/01/1995

Who inspired you to learn how to play?

 

What’s your favourite piece of classical/orchestral music?

 

If you could pick one artist to collaborate with, who would it be?

 

What other non-musical creative outlets do you have?