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Sandra Stark, violin

Sandra Stark is from a musical family. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she first studied violin with her father. Subsequent teachers included Rafael Druian, Richard Adams (her brother), Andor Toth and Ralph Aldrich. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota (violin major) and a Master of Music degree from the University of Western Ontario (Literature and Performance - viola major). Besides her many years as a member of Orchestra London Canada, she has served as concertmaster of the Clairion Symphony Orchestra (of Sarnia), the International Symphony Orchestra under the late Stan Kopac, the London Community Orchestra and the Woodstock Strings. For a number of years she conducted her own string group, the Amadeus Youth Ensemble. She also has an extensive class of violin and viola students, is Faculty violist for the National Music Camp and does adjudicating and workshops.

When time allows, she loves reading and gardening and meets with friends on a weekly basis to play chamber music. Sandra has two grown sons.


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