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Lyssa Pelton
Instrument(s) / Speciality
Viola, Violin
Originally from Upstate New York, Lyssa Pelton is now based in Toronto where she is establishing herself as a sought after orchestral and chamber musician. Lyssa joined the Hamilton Philharmonic in September 2018 as their newest core first violinist, and plays regularly with the National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, Esprit Orchestra, and Toronto Symphony. Her chamber group, The Charis Collective, is now in their third season, aiming is to make classical music more accessible to families with young children throughout the Toronto area. Lyssa graduated from The Glenn Gould School in 2015, where she received both a Performance and Artist Diploma, after studying with esteemed violinist Marie Bérard for six years. During her time at The GGS, Lyssa was a participant in the Banff Summer Music Festival in Alberta, as well as the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar at Stanford University. Soon after completing her studies, Lyssa was Assistant Concertmaster with the Kingston Symphony for the 2016/2017 season, as well as Principal Second Violin with the Etobicoke Philharmonic from 2015 to 2019. Aside from performing, Lyssa teaches at The Kingsway Conservatory of Music, Dixon Hall Music School, and Midtown Music School, where she strives to share her passion for music with children from all walks of life. In her spare time Lyssa enjoys baking, and was recently considered for The Great Canadian Baking Show.
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