Aaron SchwebelCanadian violinist Aaron Schwebel has performed throughout the world in various musical roles. He currently holds the positions of Concertmaster with the National Ballet of Canada and Associate Concertmaster with the Canadian Opera Company. As a guest concertmaster, Aaron has performed with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Les Violons Du Roy, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Aaron has performed as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Lanaudiere, the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, and McGill Symphony Orchestra. An active chamber music performer, Aaron is a member of the Toronto-based LARK ensemble, Penrose Trio and Rosebud Quartet, and is on teaching faculty at Toronto Summer Music Festival, Interprovincial Music Camp, and Festival del Lago in Ajijic, Mexico. Aaron received his education at McGill University and Indiana University as well as various summer chamber music festivals including the Domaine Forget and the Britten-Pears Programme. Primary influences include Jonathan Crow, Yaela Hertz, Mauricio Fuks, Andre Roy and Steven Dann. As a student, he played in the Roddick String Quartet, representing Canada at the London International String Quartet Competition, and the Kuttner Quartet, Indiana’s resident string quartet. Upon graduation from McGill, Aaron was awarded the Schulich School of Music’s Golden Violin Award. Aaron is grateful to be playing a 1753 J.B. Guadagnini violin, on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Instrument Bank.