Stephanie Soltice-Johnson is currently Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, a position she has held since 1986. Prior to joining the Calgary Phil, she received a bachelor of music in performance from Indiana University. A native Calgarian, she attended the Mount Royal College Academy of Music program and served as Concertmaster for the Calgary Youth Orchestra.
Soltice-Johnson has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Chamber Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and as Concertmaster for the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra. She also performed with the touring orchestras for productions of The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera. In 2004, Soltice-Johnson moved to Toronto where she was performing full-time with the National Ballet Orchestra of Canada, a position she held until 2008. While in Toronto, she performed with the Esprit Orchestra, Kitchen-Waterloo Symphony, Oshawa Symphony, and Toronto Sinfonia, and taught at the Toronto School for Strings.
Soltice-Johnson is also very active as a chamber musician. She was a founding member of the Kensington Sinfonia and the Beau Quartet, and has appeared as a performer with the Calgary New Works Ensemble, Aubade, Rosa Selvatica, Bell’Arte Strings, Lily String Quartet, Allegra String Quartet, Festival Chorus, and the Calgary Bach Society. She has coached chamber music for the Academy Program at MRU.
Soltice-Johnson calls herself a true Calgarian. Her current hobbies include various house projects, including renovating her childhood home (an original house established over 50 years ago) where she has now raised her own family. She is also occasionally seen on Calgary’s pathway system, riding her bike and enjoying various urban strolls around town.