A native Calgarian, Theresa Lane began playing violin at the age of four and is currently the youngest member of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, having joined the second violin section in 2012. She graduated with a BMus in Performance with Distinction from the University of Calgary in 2014, and is now working on her Master of Music in Violin Performance degree, also under Professor Edmond Agopian at the University of Calgary.
She has won numerous competitions in the Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival, and was thrilled to be a winner of the 2011 University of Calgary Concerto Competition, leading to a performance of the third movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also had the pleasure of performing multiple times as a soloist with the University of Calgary Orchestra. An alumna of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, she has served as concertmaster of both the Calgary Youth Orchestra and University of Calgary Orchestra. Theresa has also played with New Works Calgary and in the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra and, in the 2011-2012 season, held the position of second violin in the UCalgary String Quartet. She has enjoyed giving many contemporary music performances in Calgary, for music and dance festivals, a university conference, and in recitals. During the summers, Theresa often studies at international music programs including the Kuhmo Chamber Music Courses in Finland, the Orford Arts Centre, the Banff Centre, and the Saarburg International Music Festival and School in Germany.
Theresa is honoured to have been awarded many scholarships, including a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship, The Marley Rynd Memorial Performance Scholarship, two Norman J. Kennedy Memorial Scholarships for String Instruments, and the Calgary Pro Musica Chamber Music Prize.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching sci-fi movies, scuba diving, surfing, and learning to dance West Coast Swing.