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Ross Daly

  Ross Daly is a talented musician with a unique vision and passion. His formal music training, on violin, viola and piano, was through the Classical stream culminating with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance from the University of Toronto (1987), after having attended the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) for many years.

After several years of performing in the symphonic scene in such orchestras as the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic, Thunder Bay, Windsor and Niagara Symphonies, Ross ventured into other styles of music including Jazz, Latin, Celtic, New Age, Pop and Rock, and also began composing some truly original works.
     
Ross has honed his music arranging skills over the past 32 years having written hundreds of scores for string duos, trios, quartets, ensembles and symphony orchestra. He also performs in and arranges all the music for Mannheim Virtuosi and The Classical Rock Show.

For the past 10 years, he has toured with Bounty Enterprises tribute show productions to ABBA, Bee Gees, Cher, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frankie Valli, Glitter Sisters, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Rod Stewart, Roy Orbison, Tina Turner, Tom Jones, as electric violinist, keyboard player, orchestra music arranger and conductor. He has also on occasion stepped in as "Maurice Gibb" in the Bee Gees show "Night Fever". Ross recently conducted the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra with the ABBA-Mania and Bee Gees shows.

In partnership with his musician-wife, Angela Cox-Daly, Ross is the co-founder of the "Daly Music Academy", as well as music education director and instructor. In addition, he enjoys adjudicating at music festivals and competitions. Ross & Angela also manage the entertainment agency "Daly Live Music & Entertainment" which provides live music and entertainment for all types of special events - worldwide! Their three children are musician members of the wonderful Kitchener Waterloo Youth Orchestra programme.

Ross Daly conducts
the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and ABBA-Mania

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Angela Cox-Daly

  Angela Cox-Daly has been a member of the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony (KWS) since 1988 as second associate concertmaster until 2003. After a playing related injury and almost three years off, Angela gratefully returned as a first section violinist. She is an active chamber music performer in Canada and the United States and has appeared as soloist with various chamber and symphony orchestras. Angela was on scholarship at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) in the Course for Gifted Students for seven years and was a recipient of over one hundred awards and scholarships in both piano and violin prior to graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree.

Angela enjoys a versatile career including performing with Bounty Enterprises tribute show productions to ABBA, Bee Gees, Cher, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frankie Valli, Glitter Sisters, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Rod Stewart, Roy Orbison, Tina Turner, Tom Jones as electric violinist and keyboard player.


She also enjoys teaching, conducting the Kitchener Waterloo Youth Strings, coaching, adjudicating, summer music festivals, etc. In partnership with her musician-husband, Ross Daly, she is the co-founder of the "Daly Music Academy", as well as music education director and instructor. They also manage the entertainment agency "Daly Live Music & Entertainment" which provides live music and entertainment for all types of special events - worldwide! Angela participates in a variety of unique music education and outreach programmes in her local community.

Angela and Ross have three children who are musician members of the wonderful Kitchener Waterloo Youth Orchestra programme. Angela is also an avid trick water-skier!
     
     Angela Cox-Daly & Matthew Garbutt,
San Diego Symphony, Principal Summer Pops Conductor.
Matthew conducted the Bee Gees Tribute Show July 11 & 12 '08
and will be conducting ABBA-Mania on July 16 & 17 '10
at the Embarcadero Marina Park South, San Diego, CA.

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Chris Sharpe

Christopher Sharpe has been a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) since 1979. Chris came to Wilfrid Laurier Orchestra in 1979 and graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in 1982, at which time he became a full-time member of the KWS. He has held the position of Associate Principal 'Cellist since 1985.

In addition to his KWS work, Chris has been a cello teacher, chamber musician, and the conductor of the KWS Junior and Intermediate Youth Orchestras. He served several years as KWS Personnel Manager and briefly served as Acting General Manager for the KWS. He has also designed and maintained several business websites over the years, including the site you are now visiting.

As VP of Marketing and Sales for Ovation, Chris is realizing his passion for music performances that break new ground!

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