Reginald Quiring

Founder, Viola

Reg Quiring has performed as principal violist of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Quebec Symphony and Vancouver Symphony. He often performs as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in concert and on CBC radio. As a chamber musician Reg has performed in the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival, Vancouver New Music Ensemble, Standing Wave, Vetta Chamber Players, Turning point Ensemble and the Quiring Chamber Players. Reg and his wife, Rosemary O’Connor, are the Davidsbndler Duo and as such have recorded a CD of works for viola and piano and given concerts in many parts of British Columbia. He and his sister Angela Goddard founded and co-direct the Quiring Chamber Music Camp for young musicians, now in its fifteenth year. Reg has served on the music faculty at UBC, the Vancouver Acedemy of Music and currently teaches at the Quiring Chamber Music School in Coquitlam. Reg studied violin with Lise Elson, and viola at the University of Southern California with Donald McInnes and at the University of British Columbia with Gerald Stanick. His most recent project is the creation of the Coquitlam Junior, Intermediate and Senior Youth Orchestras at the Evergreen Cultural Centre.