2024 Virtual Adjudicators

Anita Walsh

Upper String - Levels 1-2-3

Anita Walsh

A member of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's First Violins since 2022, Anita's passionate pursuit of great orchestral and chamber music collaborations has taken her all across North America many times over. She has performed concerts with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic, and as Principal Second Violinist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, and London Symphonia. In summer months, Anita has enjoyed engagements with Festival of the Sound, Stratford Summer Music, Festival Vancouver, Colorado Music Festival, Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Scotia Festival of Music, and Ottawa Chamberfest. She has appeared as both Concertmaster and Principal Second Violinist of the Elora Festival Orchestra.

Equally at home as a clinician, the best part of Anita's day is when she gets to share the joy and excitement of music making with the wonderful students at her teaching studio. She also enjoys coaching large groups and ensembles, and has frequently been called upon to teach at the Universities of Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo, and Alberta. Anita is excited to return to hear all the fantastic young performers as an adjudicator at the Ontario Music Festivals Association Provincials!