Émilie Paré holds the positions of Principal Second Violin in London Symphonia, Assistant Principal Second Violin in Symphony Nova Scotia, and Section Violin in the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
Émilie started playing the violin when she was nearly three years old. She studied with Johanne Arel at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal where she obtained her Master’s degree with the highest honours in Violin Performance, Dictation, and Solfège. She also completed a post-graduate certiﬁcate in solo repertoire for the violin, focusing on new music.
After freelancing in Montreal and touring throughout America, Europe, and Asia with various ensembles, Émilie won the Assistant Concertmaster position in the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and a violin position with Orchestra London Canada. In addition to her current orchestral duties, Émilie regularly performs as a chamber musician on a variety of concert series and festivals. She appeared at the Scotiabank Northern Lights festival in Ajijic, Mexico, and she has spent a few summers with members of the Aradia Ensemble as part of the COSI opera festival in Sulmona, Italy.
Émilie is also a dedicated teacher and mentor. In London, she taught at the Aeolian School of Music where she worked with young musicians from El Sistema Aeolian. She has worked as a section leader and mentor with the National Academy Orchestra in Hamilton. She has coached the violin sections of the London Youth Symphony and the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, and she recently joined the board of directors of the latter.