After studies at the University of Toronto (Mus. Bac. in the History and Literature of Music) and the Royal Conservatory of Music (A.R.C.T. Gold Medal), violinist Jeffrey Wall came to London in 1975 to join the core of the London Symphony Orchestra in its first professional season. In 1979 he returned to Toronto to become a member of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Orchestra and an extra player with the National Ballet Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestras. He rejoined Orchestra London, as it was then called, in 1987 and has lived here with his wife Lois ever since, raising two overweight felines in that time. In 1996 he became Orchestra London’s programme annotator under the byline The Inner Voice: a Second Violinist’s Notes, and he continues in both capacities with the newly-named London Symphonia in addition to filling frequent engagements with the orchestras of Windsor and Kitchener-Waterloo.
Among his fondest memories are of playing Aaron Copland’s Violin Sonata for the composer, hiking Banff’s Larch Valley, and participating in a National Ballet pick-up hockey game that unexpectedly involved ex-Toronto Maple Leafs Frank Mahovlich and Carl Brewer.