Audrey received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Music degree from the University of Victoria, studying cello with James Hunter. She had further studies with Kurt Engert at the Richard Strauss Konservatorium in Munich, Germany.
A former member of the Victoria Symphony, The Vancouver Baroque Ensemble and the Rossetti Piano Trio, Audrey now performs with the Pro Nova String Quartet. She has been a member of the quartet for over twenty years. This ensemble presents ten concerts in its annual series and also provides educational concerts to schools. Audrey has taught cello and music history at the Victoria Conservatory and at Capilano College, Vancouver. At present she maintains a full teaching studio at the Vancouver Academy of Music, where she has been a faculty member for many years. Her students range in age from pre-school to decidedly mature.
Her students have won prizes in many competitions including first place winners in the finals of the Canadian Music Competition, the Kiwanis Provincial finals and the Seattle Young Artists Concerto Competition. They have also won the Grand Prize at the finals of the Canadian National Festival and Grand Prize at the Kiwanis Music Festival, Vancouver. As a result of winning competitions, several of Audrey’s students have performed with orchestras in Seattle and Vancouver, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her regular teaching and performing activities, Audrey has taught at workshops, institutes and summer music camps in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Washington, Montana and California. Audrey continually finds teaching rewarding and fascinating and her teaching philosophy is that every student can learn and can be inspired to achieve the very best of his or her ability.