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Ryan Serious holding the viola

Based in Ottawa, Ontario, grew up in Albany, New York and born in Seoul, South Korea, Ryan Vis is a dedicated  violist and educator pursuing a Master of Music Performance in Viola at the University of Ottawa. He began his musical journey at age 3, playing the piano, and later took up the violin at 8 years old. He switched to viola at 12 due to the sonority fitting his personality more. Ryan teaches the Suzuki Method for Ottawa Suzuki Strings. He serves as the Orchestra Manager for the uOttawa Symphony Orchestra and manages social media for the Canadian Viola Society. Ryan is an associate member of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau. He substitutes with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and has performed with Candlelight Concerts in Ottawa. He holds a bachelor's degree in Viola Performance from the McGill Schulich School of Music. Committed to music and education, Ryan actively participates in renowned musical events.

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