Heather Stewart loves to entertain and has performed across Canada and internationally. At the age of 10, she performed on Don Messer’s violin to a standing ovation from a packed audience at the Centennial Concert Hall. Born and raised in Winnipeg Heather studied with Gwen Hoebig and Karl Stobbe, before enrolling in violin performance at McGill University under the tutelage of Jonathan Crow. From fall 2012, Ms. Stewart has continued her Bachelor of Music Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK, studying with Igor Petrushevski and Remus Azoitei. Heather has had lessons with such renowned artists as Zakhar Bron, Igor Ozim, Pierre Amoyal, Thomas Brandis, Mauricio Fuks, Cho-Liang Lin, and David Takeno. She has performed at Festivals across Canada, as well as in the United States, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. Heather has been concertmaster of the Winnipeg Youth Symphony, Musaic Chamber Orchestra, National Arts Centre Young Artists Program Orchestra, and McGill Beethoven Orchestra amongst others. She was also a principal member of the McGill Sinfonietta and Symphony Orchestra. Highlights include performing in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada with Sir Andrew Davis at Roy Thompson Hall, at the Scotia Festival of Music with Alain Trudel, and as a soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on 8 occasions.