Aisslinn Nosky: As Co-Artistic Director of I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble (www.ifuriosi.com), Aisslinn has helped to bring an enthusiastic new audience to baroque music via touring and numerous recordings. For a decade, I FURIOSI has presented its own flamboyant and inventive concert series in Toronto. In 2007, “the furious ones” were the first classical music group to headline Toronto's Pride celebrations. Aisslinn's other chamber groups are numerous, including the Eybler Quartet (www.eyblerquartet.com), which performs early string quartets on period instruments; the Kirby String Quartet (www.kirbyquartet.com) named for the legendary comic strip artist Jack Kirby), known for eclectic repertoire and its Chamber Music Workshop in Langley, BC; and The Knights’ Chamber Orchestra in New York City.
Since 2005, Aisslinn has been a highly active member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, including guest leader stints, and has toured and appeared as soloist with this internationally renowned ensemble. Before joining Tafelmusik, Aisslinn was Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra for two seasons and appeared as Guest Concertmaster with Symphony Nova Scotia on several occasions. Aisslinn sometimes plays after hours with such bands as The Hidden Cameras, Hunter Valentine, and Rock Plaza Central.
A native of Nanaimo, BC, Aisslinn began her studies with Heilwig von Koenigsloew at the Nanaimo Conservatory and made her solo debut with the CBC Vancouver Orchestra at the age of eight. She studied with Lorand Fenyves at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and at the Banff Centre for the Arts. In the rare moments Aisslinn is offstage, she enjoys running and weight training.