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Susan Sayle received her musical training in her hometown of Victoria and at McGill University where she studied with Steven Kondaks and received a Bachelor of Music degree in performance. A violist in Symphony Nova Scotia since 1986, Susan was appointed Principal Viola in 1994. During her time in Halifax, Susan has made her mark as a performer playing with the Dalhousie Chamber Players, Artemis (a women’s chamber ensemble in Toronto), the St. Cecilia Concert Series, the Indian River Festival, at Concerts aux Isle du Bic, the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival and many times as soloist with SNS.  Over the years Susan has been frequently broadcast on CBC Radio and can also be heard on many recordings and film scores. She spends her summers in Charlottetown PEI playing with the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra. Susan lives in Halifax with Norman Adams, SNS’s Principal Cellist, and their two sons. When not playing music, Susan creates beautiful and original mittens and other items through her company SMiTTEN Felted Accessories.