Valerie Gordon, Violinist

Valerie Gordon is originally from Denver, Colorado and has recently completed a Master’s from Indiana University. While in Bloomington, she was the recipient of an Associate Instructorship studying baroque violin with professor Stanley Ritchie.

An avid teacher, Valerie is also involved in teaching young students and adults how to play the violin. During her studies she worked with violin pedagogues Dr. Brenda Brenner and Mimi Zweig, and taught as part of the Fairview Elementary inner city violin program. Currently she is on the faculty of the Kingsway Conservatory in Toronto, where she strives to encourage and inspire young violinists.

Recent activities include performances and recordings with the Aradia Ensemble in Toronto, performances with Opera Atelier and Tafelmusik, and a tour of the Midwest with Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra and Spire Ensemble. As a founding member of the Elixir Baroque Ensemble Valerie has traveled to Fredonia, NY to give a performance and master class to the students. Valerie has also worked with Phillippe Herrweghe and the Jeune Orchestre Atlatique, and was a participant of the American Bach Soloists Academy and the Tafelmusik Winter Institute. Next season Valerie will be joining Holland Baroque Society as part of their trainee program. She will be touring Holland with the group in performances of De Pindakaasprins (The Peanut butter Prince).

Valerie has completed a Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University in Montreal, an Artist’s Diploma from The Glenn Gould School in Toronto, and a Master’s Degree in Early Music from Indiana University.