2017 Adjudicators

Sonya Nanos

Lower Strings

Sonya NanosSonya Nanos charms audiences nationwide with her beautifully elegant cello playing. She has been featured in the Walleye and Chronicle Journal and broadcast nationally on CBC Radio. She has recorded Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and the complete symphonies of Brahms for Analekta and StudiOF. An upcoming album of Canadian works with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra is in production.

As an active chamber musician and recitalist, Sonya has performed with artists including Quartetto Gelato, John Hess, and Peter Shackleton. She has been featured on the Lumina series at Lakehead University, Consortium Aurora Borealis, and as a guest on Western University’s faculty chamber series. Also, as a member of the Magellan Trio, she won the grand prize in the Glenn Gould School’s chamber music competition which included a performance in Koerner Hall.

Since 2014, Sonya has been section cellist with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and on faculty at Lakehead University. She has also appeared with Orchestra London, Orchestre de la Francophonie, and the National Academy Orchestra. She has performed under conductors including Peter Oundjian, Zubin Mehta, and Leon Fleisher.

Sonya holds an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School and a Bachelor of Music from McGill University. She has attended festivals including Meadowmount and Domaine Forget, and she has completed two Banff creative artist residencies. Her teachers include Thomas Wiebe, John Kadz, David Hetherington, and Matt Haimovitz.