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This Thursday, meet Mary-Katherine Finch, principal cellist of the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, in the first of our regular Meet the Orchestra Zoom chats featuring Maestro Denis Mastromonaco and guests from the MSO. These casual, interactive, free Zoom sessions will be your opportunity to learn about particular instruments, listen to short excerpts of favourite pieces, and take part in Q & A sessions with members of Canada’s leading hybrid orchestra. Meet the Orchestra: Mary-Katherine Finch, Principal Cellothis Thursday March 4th at 7:30pmRegister here

A dynamic performer, comfortable with repertoire spanning a wide variety of musical genres, cellist Mary-Katherine Finch has appeared with numerous ensembles including the Orchestra of the National Ballet of CanadaEsprit Orchestra, and Hamilton Philharmonic. Mary-Katherine is the principall cellist of the Mississauga Symphony, and has served as guest principal cellist with the Hamilton PhilharmonicWindsor Symphony, and Niagara Symphony. MK is a lover of chamber music who regularly performs on various chamber music concert series in Ontario. She is a member of Contact and the Elmwood Trio. Summer festivals include Music in the Garden (Harbourfront)LuminatoEloraToronto Summer MusicFestival of the Sound, and Ottawa Chamber Festival.

Teaching cello is a passion of MK’s that has proved to be tremendously rewarding. She maintains a busy private studio and is a cello instructor at the University of TorontoClaude Watson School for the Arts, and Upper Beaches Music School.