Born and raised in Saskatoon, Samuel Milner began playing violin at the age of five, studying eleven years with Philip Kashap, two with Michael van der Sloot, and two at McGill University with Jonathan Crow. He was the winner of his age category in the Canadian Music Competition National Finals twice and the winner of the 2009 Saskatchewan Concerto Competition. Sam was runner-up in the 2010 McGill Classical Concerto Competition and the recipient of the Lloyd Carr-Harris scholarship from McGill University. He has performed solo with orchestras such as the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, the Regina Symphony Orchestra, Saskatoon’s Prairie Virtuosi, and McGill’s Beethoven Orchestra. He continues to perform with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra in the first violin section as well as with various chamber music initiatives all the way from Saskatoon to Savannakhet, Laos, where he taught English for a year. Sam maintains a small violin studio in Saskatoon, has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, loves playing ultimate frisbee, and makes all the espresso drinks as a barista at City Perks Coffeehouse.