Carol Cottin

Born in Regina Saskatchewan, Carol has been principal (first) horn with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra since 1992. She started her studies in Regina where she received her Bachelor in Music Performance. Also during this time she was a member with the Regina Symphony Orchestra. She went on to more study in Toronto at the Royal Conservatory of Music, specializing in orchestral performance. While in Toronto she had the great honour and pleasure to study with Eugene Rittich, longtime member and principal horn with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. After study in Toronto Carol went on to Montreal and attended McGill University where she focused on orchestral and new music performance. Carol also had the great pleasure to study with Froydis Ree Wekre, world renowned Norwegian french horn player and Philip Myers, first horn with New York Symphony. Now a long time member with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Carol enjoys all aspects of music performance; orchestral, chamber orchestra, chamber music and solo performance. Carol has performed many solo recitals and has been recorded for CBC on a number of occasions. Along with her orchestral playing, Carol has been a long time manager and player of Prairie Virtuosi, a small conductorless chamber orchestra in Saskatoon and french horn player with the Saskatchewan Brass.