The Northern Lights String Quartet
Canadian based string quartet performs "Snow Rising" and "Setting Sail" by Katherine Rawlings
Andrea Currie Jefferson (violin)
Andrea, of United Empire Loyalist descent, comes from a family of fiddlers and singers. A graduate of the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Galamian student, David Zafer, she earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree and then enjoyed an active career of string teaching and leadership at the collegiate level. For many years, Concertmaster of the Etobicoke Philharmonic and Associate Concertmaster of the Rose Orchestra of Brampton, she also has founded the Charitable Organization called ‘Music at the Towers”, a string school for children in a Brampton high rise complex.
Carl Nanders (violin)
Carl has always had music as an integral part of his life. As a young child at the age of three, he began lessons and spent the next 18 years in a rigorous musical education. A student of Eugene Kash for 10 years, he also had master classes with David Zafer, Cho-Liang Lin and Yehudi Menuhin. Training as a bass player and singer has allowed him to make many different kinds of music; he has worked as a composer/arranger, was signed to Fading Ways Music Canada as a recording artist and plays in a soul band. Currently Concertmaster of the Corktown Chamber Orchestra, Toronto.
Barbara Hart (viola)
Barbara is a graduate of the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, with a degree in Music Education. She has had an active career teaching instrumental music and performing. Head of the Music Department for 27 years at West Hill Collegiate, Scarborough, Barbara has conducted band, orchestras and choirs, and has taken her award winning groups on performing tours in Canada, the USA and Europe. She presently freelances in the Toronto area and performs with the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra.
Marilyn McKay (cello)
Marilyn attended the Etobicoke School for the Arts and has studied with Toronto’s master cellist, Ron Lawrie and studio musician, Jose Shapiro. She plays in orchestras and musical groups in the Toronto area, and has an active schedule teaching private cello students at “Music at the Towers”, Brampton. Marilyn is also an accomplished interior decorator who owns and operates her own company. She is mom to two busy teenagers and takes an active part in her community