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Gala Concert and Banquet on Saturday, November 4, 2017

Featured soloist Vanessa Fralick Toronto Symphony


VANESSA FRALICK has been the Associate Principal Trombone of the Toronto Symphony since 2013, following three years with the St. Louis Symphony. She won her first orchestral position with the San Antonio Symphony in 2009 while pursuing her master's degree at the Juilliard School with Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic. Vanessa completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, studying with Jeff Hall and Gord Wolfe of the Toronto Symphony and with James Box at McGill. She has performed with major orchestras in San Francisco, Boston, Montreal, Malaysia, Utah and Jacksonville. She played two summers in the prestigious Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland, and has performed as a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and as a Participant at the 2012 Alessi Trombone Seminar in Italy.

An active educator, Vanessa is on faculty at the University of Toronto, the National Music Camp of Canada, and is the brass coach of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Vanessa also performs frequently as a soloist, most recently as a guest artist at the 2016 International Trombone Festival in New York City and the 2015 American Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C. She won first prize in several major competitions, including the 2012 Elora Festival Competition and the 2011 Montreal Symphony Concerto. She is an alumna of the National Youth Orchestra and National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and occasionally plays alongside her brass-playing parents in the Niagara Symphony Orchestra in her hometown of St. Catharines, ON.

Vanessa Fralick plays Shires Trombones

Vanessa Performing

ITF 2016 Highlights - Vanessa Fralick

Fandango by Joseph Turrin

Chorale, Cadence et Fugato by Henri Dutilleux

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