Bio

Canadian violinist Audrey Sproule is an active performer and community leader, appearing regularly in solo and collaborative performances across Canada, the mid-western United States, and France. Sproule is the recipient of several major scholarships and awards, including the Schulich Scholarship (McGill’s top music and academic award), the Saskatchewan Music Festival Centennial Prize, the McGill JWF Peacock Scholarship, the Schumiatcher Competition Prize, and the TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Outstanding Community Leadership. Sproule was also a finalist for the Canada National Millennium Award, and for the US-Canada Fulbright Scholarship.A devoted chamber musician, Sproule is a founding member and violinist of the Judson String Quartet, community-focused ensemble based in Cleveland. Sproule is also a founding member and a violinist of the Crimson String Quartet, an exciting Canadian ensemble which has performed over 200 concerts in schools, pubs, concert halls and community centres across Canada and the Northern Atlantic. An active orchestral violinist, Sproule performs regularly with Firelands Symphony Orchestra, and appears occasionally with Akron Symphony and Erie Philharmonic. Sproule was also a member of Changing Seasons Orchestra, under the direction of Juno award-winning saxophonist Phil Dwyer. A regular festival participant, Sproule has trained at the Orchestre de la Francophonie, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the Orford Centre for the Arts, and the Domaine Forget Music Academy. She has also performed in solo masterclasses for Michael Frischenschlager, Mark Fewer, Jonathan Swartz, Lawrence Kayaleh, Andrew Wan, and in chamber music masterclasses for members of the Takács Quartet, the Cleveland Quartet, and the Cavani String Quartet.Sproule is a leader in music outreach and education, serving as Educational Director of the CityMusic Kidz free after-school orchestral program in Slavic Village, Cleveland for the 2012-2013 season, and most recently, as a section leader and mentor at the Canada-India Youth Orchestra collaboration in Bangalore, India. Graduating in the top ten percent of her class, Sproule completed a Bachelor of Music with Distinction at McGill University in 2012, where she studied with prominent Canadian violinist Mark Fewer. Ms. Sproule graduated in May 2014 with a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, under the tutelage of distinguished professor and violinist Ivan Zenaty. In the summer 2014, she completed a teaching and performing residency with the Judson String Quartet at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.  Sproule is currently based in Paris, France.