Associate Principal Second Violin
Wendy Rose first joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1981, became Assistant Principal Second Violin in 1985, and Associate Principal Second Violin in 2015.
Her early training included violin and piano lessons in her native Montréal, followed by university studies at The Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and at the University of Toronto with Lorand Fenyves. After receiving her Bachelor of Music in Performance in 1978 as well as First Prize in the Remenyi Competition, Ms. Rose spent several years playing in the Toronto Chamber Players and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra.
Since joining the TSO, Ms. Rose has been active in the studio music scene in Toronto, participating in the recording of countless film scores and albums. She has also played in several chamber music ensembles, including the Halcyon Quartet with TSO members Paul Meyer, Kent Teeple, and Marie Gelinas.
As a coach and teacher, Ms. Rose has been involved with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and several education programs run by the TSO. She also enjoys teaching privately.