Valerie Holden

Valerie studied oboe with the legendary oboist and teacher, Ray Still, of the Chicago Symphony. She has played with many orchestras and ensembles including the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and taught many private students from beginners to advanced students at Memorial University’s School of Music. Valerie initiated the Beginning Oboe Program at the National Music Camp of Canada where she taught for 27 summers.

FUN FACTS

How many years have you been with the NSO?

42

Who is your favourite composer?

Gustav Mahler

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

I’ve played too many NSO concerts to make a decision.

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