Emilie Grimes has been a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra since 2012. Originally from Ottawa, she holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Michael Tree and Steven Tenenbom. She completed her Undergraduate degree at the University of Montreal under the tutelage of Neal Gripp.
As an orchestral and chamber musician, Emilie has performed in venues worldwide. She toured with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra in Germany, and appeared on Hong Kong’s Radio 4 as violist of the Vancouver based Koerner Quartet. She has also appeared on WQXR in New York, playing baroque viola with Juilliard’s historical performance ensemble. She regularly takes part in concert series around Vancouver, including the VSO chamber players series, Music on Main, and the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival.
Emilie has recently been appointed Adjunct Professor of Viola at the University of British Columbia. She has held the position of Acting Associate Principal Viola of the Vancouver Symphony since 2015.