Musician Profiles

BPO Musician Profiles

Get to know your BPO musicians beyond the music! Our Musician Profiles video series introduces a member of the orchestra each month, giving viewers a glimpse into the lives and musical experiences of our BPO musicians both on and off stage. Check back for more videos!

Brett Shurtliffe
Associate Principal Double Bass

In our first video installment, BPO Associate Principal Double Bassist Brett Shurtliffe shares his journey as a music student, his audition for the BPO, and what he loves most about performing symphonic music.

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Christine Davis
Principal Flute

BPO Principal Flute Christine Davis shares what is unique about her instrument, her most shocking stories from the stage, and what she likes to do in her spare time.

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Amélie Fradette

BPO cellist Amélie Fradette shares how she chose to play the cello, her journey to becoming a professional musician, and which artists inspire her the most.

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Henry Ward
Principal Oboe

Principal Oboist Henry Ward shares his musical beginnings, the challenges of making oboe reeds, and what he enjoys most about performing with the BPO.

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