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RYAN ELLIOT VIS
Ryan Vis is currently immersed in the pursuit of a Master of Music Performance in Viola at the University of Ottawa, under the esteemed tutelage of Michael Van Der Sloot. Previously, he held significant roles, including orchestra manager for the uOttawa Symphony Orchestra and social media manager for the Canadian Viola Society, where he played a pivotal role in website editing.
In addition to his academic endeavors, Ryan is actively engaged in pedagogy, delivering instruction in group classes and theory at Ottawa Suzuki Strings. His musical contributions extend to collaborations with prominent orchestras such as the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Furthermore, he is a valued member of Candlelight Concerts in Ottawa and served as the principal violist for the Orchestre de la Francophonie in Montreal during the summer of 2022.
Ryan completed his Bachelor's degree in Viola Performance at McGill Schulich School of Music in 2022, where he demonstrated his musical prowess in leading roles within the McGill Opera and Symphony Orchestra. Noteworthy international performances include his participation in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
His musical journey commenced at the age of 8, where he assumed the role of concert master violinist in the middle school orchestra. Ryan's dedication to music education is evident through his participation in the Piano Intensive Study at the Saint Rose School of Music during the summers, enriching his skill set.
On a personal note, Ryan, originally named Han, Young Woo, is on a poignant quest to reconnect with his birth mother, Han, Sun Hee, in South Korea. It is a deeply personal journey that underscores his commitment to both his roots and his craft.
While Ryan previously held roles as orchestra manager and teaching assistant, his current focus lies in imparting knowledge through the instruction of group classes and theory at Ottawa Suzuki Strings. His multifaceted involvement in the realm of music remains unwavering.
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