Music Festival Info
Michelle Odorico
Michelle Odorico, a native of Pickering Ontario, began her musical studies with Suzuki teacher, Jane Plewman. She attended the Young Artist Performance Academy at the Glenn Gould School and was a member of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra during her high school years, studying with David Zafer and Joan Barrett. Michelle received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Ottawa where she studied under David Stewart, as well as her Masters of Music at the University of Toronto specializing in Baroque violin under Tafelmusik’s Jeanne Lamon.
Michelle freelances with various groups in the Toronto area and performs frequently with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Opera Atelier. Her violin has taken her on tours with these groups around the world, including Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Highlight performances include Sala Sinfonica Pablo Casals in Puerto Rico, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall in Melbourne, and the Theatre at the Palace of Versailles.
For several years Michelle was on faculty at the Kingsway Conservatory of Music teaching private and group classes as well as directing the Senior string ensemble. She is passionate about teaching and is thrilled to return to the Pickering Rotary Music Festival, which is where she made her public debut performing “Go Tell Aunt Rhody”.