Colin Ryan

Colin Ryan graduated from McGill University in Montreal and continued his studies in the United States and in Europe. He was the Principal Cellist of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra from 1976 to 2015.

He has also performed with the Orford String Quartet, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in Vancouver and the World Philharmonic Orchestra, an orchestra comprised exclusively of principal players of orchestras from around the world. He has taught at both Alberta College and the University of Alberta.

Mr. Ryan was invited to join the National Arts Centre Orchestra for a summer season as Guest Principal Cellist and also plays baroque cello and viola da gamba.

He also plays bagpipes and marches with the RCMP Regimental Pipes and Drums.