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  • Monika's History in music

    Began to play violin at age 7

    Classical, Edmonton string orchestra, a violin-cello-piano trio, the university orchestra, the Kootenay Chamber Orchestra

    Featured in several concerts, including an Arts Jasper duet performance (with flute player)

    Performed and played The Fiddler in Hinton Alberta's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" in 2006

    Played for many fundraisers, including for the regional Rotary Arts festival

    Provided musical entertainment at Jasper's Wildlife Festival, 2005, 2006

    Collaborated with naturalist programming, "All Things Wild"

    Developed Celtic themed score for a television documentary 2007 with Art of the dot com and Delphinus 18 Productions

    Has played in several dance bands in a variety of settings

    Plays fiddle with a bluegrass, old-time band called the "Fiddle River Band". The band performed at the Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival in 2011.

    Was part of the band "Edwin Erickson & Tight Squeeze", who played for dances around Alberta and BC, including the Kimberley International Old Time Accordion Championships.

    Has been the 'Musician on Board' with VIA Rail on several journeys since 2005 to the present

    Collaborates with pianists, flute player, harpist, as well as other instrumentalists and/or singers in a variety of settings and with a repertoire of music encompassing classical, Celtic, old-time, improvisation and bluegrass

    Soloist at weddings, funerals, receptions, dinners, special occasions ranging from private family gatherings to prestigious conferences hosting guests from around the world.