Meet your Adjudicator – Strings

Lance Ouellette has been a featured soloist, chamber musician, and has performed with orchestras across Canada and abroad for over 2 decades. Highlights include concert tours of Mexico, Europe, and Asia along with productions for film, radio, and television.

Currently, Lance holds the position of Associate Concertmaster for the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Associate Concertmaster for the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and performs regularly with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

As an educator, Lance teaches violin for the University of Waterloo as well as privately and online. He has collaborated with the National Academy Orchestra of Canada and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada as a mentor and masterclass clinician.

Being the recipient of the top awards in both the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals and the Canadian Music Competition, Lance understands the significant role of music festivals and travels across the nation serving as an adjudicator.

As an avid modular synthesizer enthusiast, Lance enjoys exploring the possibilities of sound design and music/video production. New projects provide a constant creative outlet challenging the “normal” concept of playing the violin by blending the electric violin eurorack modules.

Aside from music, Lance enjoys gardening, fishing, and is a certified Golf Canada coach working for RBC First Tee Ontario providing the golf experience to youth across the Kitchener-Waterloo region.