Principal Horn - Canadian Opera Company, Renowned Soloist and Pedagogue
Joan Watsonis Canada's foremost French horn soloist, principal horn, lecturer and educator. Joan is highly regarded as a consummate musician and skilled virtuoso. Her contribution across the country includes Principal Horn of the award winning Canadian Opera Orchestra, founding member of the prestigious True North Brass quintet, Associate Principal Horn for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for 14 seasons, and Principal horn of the Esprit Orchestra, Victoria Symphony , Pacific Opera and Vancouver Opera orchestras. Joan is frequently heard on CBC as a chamber musician and with New Music Concerts. As well you will hear her on numerous commercials, television shows and movie scores. "Songs My Mother Taught Me" is Joan's solo CD and is a wonderful collection of favourite soothing tunes. A member of the University of Toronto's faculty of music, Joan teaches horn and lectures on Performance Skills, audition preparation, practice tips, and creating a passionate and fulfilling life of music making.