Sheila Jaffe, Violin/Viola
Montreal-born violinist and violist Sheila Jaffé is widely appreciated for her versatility, skill and openness. Her budding career has already brought her to stages in and around cities across Europe and North America such as New York, Chicago, Vienna, Berlin and many others. Very much in demand in chamber music circles, miss Jaffé has performed in numerous international festivals, including Domaine Forget in Quebec, Prussia Cove in England and the Schleswig-Holstein festival in Germany with some of the world's finest chamber musicians. An experienced orchestral musician and leader, Sheila has worked with many orchestras and conductors in Canada and Europe. While living in Berlin she was chosen to participate in the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester's academy program, in which she performed with the ensemble as a regular member for one year. After completing her studies in Montreal and Berlin, she has settled in Toronto as a member of the Canadian Opera Company's viola section and as Principal Viola of the National Ballet of Canada.
Sheila plays on a Francesco Gobetti violin (1710-15) and Raymond Shryer viola (2002) on generous loan from Canimex.