Donovan Seidle is a versatile musician: equally comfortable performing in the concertmaster chair or in the soloist spotlight. He is a violinist, teacher, coach, and composer/arranger for film, large-scale spectacle shows, fireworks, and video games.
Since 2003 he has served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Calgary Philharmonic. He is an active participant in the city’s artistic community in a plethora of styles, working regularly in chamber ensembles and multi-disciplinary projects outside of the orchestra. He travels to perform with ensembles in other cities.
Seidle is a commissioned composer/arranger writing for various media — from the concert stage to interactive media (games and VR) — and was Associate Music Director for the Emmy Award-winning ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Since then, he has written for numerous other production shows and projects.
Seidle has performed across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Over the course of the pandemic, he has produced distanced-collaboration performance content and live-streams for professional ensembles and agencies around North America (as well as tutorials to allow people to produce it themselves), and will continue with these endeavours through the coming season.