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Roslyn Black

French Horn

Style: Classical, Pop

Languages: English

Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Roslyn is currently Principal Horn of Euphonia Toronto and enjoys a busy and varied career as an active freelance musician and teacher in Ontario.  Roslyn holds a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston, and a B.Mus from the University of Victoria in B.C. She appears regularly with the Canadian Opera Company, the Niagara Symphony, the Kingston Symphony, the Toronto Concert Orchestra and a variety of Mirvish musical productions.

 

A member of the New World Symphony in Miami, FL from 2006 to 2010, Roslyn has traveled extensively all over the world and performed with many renowned musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Pierre Boulez, Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams, John Adams, Audra MacDonald, Norm Lewis, David Allen Grier, Diana Krall, Josh Groban, Frank Sinatra Jr., Roger Hodgson, Sarah MacLachlan and many others. She has appeared onstage with the BBC Symphony at the Barbican in London, BBC Scottish Symphony in Glasgow and Aberdeen, Boston Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, The Cleveland Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Symphony, Regina Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Kingston Symphony, Niagara Symphony and Thunder Bay Symphony, among others.

 

Roslyn has performed as Acting Principal Horn with Atlanta Opera (Atlanta, GA) and Opéra Comique (Paris) and in 2011, was an originating musician in the Tony Award-winning "The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess" at the American Repertory Theatre. Previous orchestra appointments include Principal Horn of the Atlantic Symphony in Massachusetts, 2nd horn in the Thunder Bay Symphony and Assoc. Principal Horn of the Auckland Philharmonia. 

 

In 2002, Roslyn was awarded the Grant for Emerging Artists by the Canada Council for the Arts.  She has recorded with many solo artists, including Ron Sexsmith and Mike Evin, and enjoys playing with the wide variety of jazz and pop acts that make their way through Toronto.  She has been on faculty at Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL), Kingsway College School and Upper Canada College (Toronto), the Dana Hall School of Music (Wellesley, MA), and is currently a specialist music instructor at Havergal College in Toronto.