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Joan Watson

Artist Information

Joan Watson

Principal Horn - Canadian Opera Company, Renowned Soloist and Pedagogue

Biography

The entire Yamaha family mourns the tragic loss of Joan Watson.

Joan’s contribution to music in Canada cannot be over stated, and Yamaha is proud to have shared a relationship that dates back over 30 years. 

She was a rare artist and clinician that was always keen to share ideas and collaborate on exciting new projects.

Yamaha Canada was proud to create a poster of Joan in 2008 – the first female brass player to be featured on a poster in Yamaha’s history. 

As a Yamaha Artist, Joan showed an unrivalled passion for performance and dedication to music education. This country’s foremost horn virtuoso and educator, Joan leaves behind a musical legacy that will be an inspiration for generations. 

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