Kelvin Enns is principal viola of London Symphonia.
As a performer Kelvin has enjoyed a wide variety of styles of music with many of Canada's finest musicians. As a soloist he has played concertos with such orchestras as the Toronto Philharmonia, Orchestra Da Camera and Orchestra London as well as playing recitals all over Canada. As an orchestral musician he has played as an extra musician with many of the best orchestras in Canada including National Arts Centre Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia. He has held permanent positions with several orchestras including principal viola of Orchestra London. Kelvin, has also performed as a jazz guitarist in many venues, from small jazz clubs to concert hall stages.
Kelvin began his studies in music at the young age of four on the violin. As a teenager his interests grew to include a strong focus on viola. Over the years his musical endeavours have included, teaching, jazz guitar, music composition and arranging, as well as recording.
Kelvin has enjoyed studying under some of the finest teachers in North America, including William Preucil. Sr. (University of Iowa), Dr Francis Chaplin (Brandon University ), Karen Tuttle and Lorand Fenyves (Banff School of Fine Arts), Rennie Regehr (Royal Conservatory) and Andre Roy (McGill University).
As a teacher, Kelvin he has taught at a wide variety of institutions, including a two-year position as violin and viola instructor at the University of Western Ontario. He has also relished the opportunity to give back to the musical community by starting a not- for-profit arts school which provided music instruction at no cost for low income families in Halifax.
Kelvin is passionate about what he does and is always looking for a positive way to share music with those around him.