Canadian violist Ariane Alexander won the position of Principal Violist of the Timmins Symphony Orchestra in 2008 after completing degrees in Music and Music Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she studied under Dr Nancy Dahn of the acclaimed Duo Concertante. During her three seasons in Timmins, as a founding member of the Xstrata Copper Chamber Group, Ariane performed works by Beethoven, Dvorak, Schumann, Fauré, Dohnanyi and others. The Daily Press described their playing as “telepathic” (2009). As a soloist, she gave “a high-caliber, passionate performance” (L’Express Timmins, 2011) of Bruch’s Kol Nidrei with the Timmins Symphony, and also performed Corelli’s Christmas Concerto in December 2007 with Alto Mare. Ariane currently enrolled in the Master’s program in viola performance at Brooklyn College, studying with violist Stephanie Griffin of the Momenta Quartet.