Hailing from Edmonton, Ian was introduced to the bass at age 17 and spent two years studying jazz at Grant MacEwan College. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Music degree at McGill University and Master of Music from Yale University. During his time at Yale, Ian made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York and Symphony Hall in Boston. After a year of at the prestigious New England Conservatory in Boston, he joined the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony as Principal Bass in 2008.
During his time in the region, Ian has appeared as soloist with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Kitchener-Waterloo chamber Orchestra, performed with the Penderecki String Quartet, the NUMUS Ensemble, and worked with the KW Chamber Music Society in Waterloo. He’s often performs as guest principal bass with many orchestras around Southern Ontario and is delighted to be performing as part of the INNERchamber series again this season.