Our Musicians

Melissa Doiron

Ms. Doiron began her studies at Dalhousie University in 2001. During her time there she had studied with Christine Feierabend, was first chair of both the Dalhousie Orchestra, and Dalhousie Wind Ensemble and performed a concerto with the Dalhousie Orchestra. Melissa was awarded the Don Wright Music Instruction scholarship in her last year of study at Dalhousie. She was also the president of the Society for Dalhousie Music Students, which won Society of the year for 2003-2004. Melissa then finished her studies at Memorial University where she graduated in 2007 with her conjoined bachelor of music and bachelor of music education degree. During her musical career Melissa has created a music business called Musician Finders (www.musicianfinders.ca), which provides professional, high quality ensembles, for weddings, conferences and special events. She is now a substitue teacher in the HRM and runs a private flute studio at her home in Bedford, offering instruction to individual students and workshops to school groups.

Eszter Horvath

Ms Horvath is Hungarian-born and began her music lessons while growing up in Germany. Although her main instrument has always been violin, she has also greatly enjoyed the opportunity to play both viola and cello in various orchestras. While in Toronto, she attended Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts for violin performance, where she was Concertmaster of the string orchestra. She has played in the Mooredale Youth Orchestra, Halifax Schools Symphony Orchestra and the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. Currently she is working towards a combined degree in music and science at Dalhousie University. She has been a section leader of the choir at All Saints Cathedral since 2003. Eszter is the manager of the Halifax branch of Musician Finders and principal violinist of the Menuett Trio. Her goal is to pursue her wide-ranging musical interest through conducting, which she is studying under the direction of Christopher Palmer.

Meaghan Keating

Meaghan Keating is a fourth year violin performance major at Memorial University's School of Music where she is currently studying with Nancy Dahn. She comes to St. John's from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where she was immersed in both classical and Celtic music. Although she loves to fiddle, Meaghan's passion is for classical music. She is the former concertmaster of the Cape Breton Orchestra and currently holds the position of assistant concertmaster with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra as well as the Newfoundland Sinfonia. Meaghan also performs and tours with the MUN String Quartet and the MUN Chamber Orchestra. She is the recent recipient of the Nova Scotia Talent Trust for strings, along various music scholarships from the School of Music. While violin is her primary concentration, Meaghan also holds a Grade X certificate in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music and enjoys accompanying in her spare time. She teaches privately both violin and piano lessons in her studio at home.