Violinist Joan Blackman, former Associate Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, is much sought after as a chamber musician throughout North America. She is an active teacher, and gives master classes throughout BC. Joan has performed and recorded as soloist with Vancouver Symphony, Victoria Symphony, CBC Radio Orchestra and the Banff Festival Orchestra. As Artistic Director of the Vetta Chamber Music and Recital Society, she programs and performs with the best of BC talent along with invited guests from afar. She is a member of the acclaimed American String Project, which brings together concertmasters and soloists throughout North America. Joan has performed at several summer festivals including the Hornby Island and Pender Harbour Chamber Music festival. She is also a member of the Vancouver-based Sea and Sky, which will be recording a new CD this May.