Laine Longton (BMus ’10)

Laine Longton (BMus '10) has been playing the cello since age 5. Currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of British Columbia under Eric Wilson, Laine holds a Master's from the University of Illinois with Dmitry Kouzov and a BMus from the University of Victoria with Pamela Highbaugh-Aloni. Laine has also studied with Gail O'Riordan in Victoria and with Martin Rummel, Guido Schieffen, and violinist Denes Zsigmondy in Germany. Last summer Laine was a member of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada under the direction of Maestro Boris Brott.

Laine is currently playing in Musical Theatre productions in Vancouver, is the Contemporary Players Teaching Assistant at UBC, and is an extra cellist with the Vancouver Symphony.

"My favourite aspect of studying at UVic was the supportive community of professors, staff, and students. The focus on chamber music has also greatly shaped my love of the genre and my enjoyment of music."