Meredith McCallum moved to Winnipeg from Thunder Bay in September, 2011 to join the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. She was previously the Assistant Concertmaster for the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, a chair she held from 2009 to 2011. Meredith has also performed with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami, Florida.
Last summer Meredith enjoyed playing in the pit orchestra for the Charlottetown Festival on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Other festivals she has attended include the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany, the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and l’Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne. She was also a member of the Quartet-In-Residence for the chamber music festival Strings-In-the-Mountains in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and has attended Quartetfest in Waterloo, Ontario. As a soloist, Meredith has appeared with the Thunder Bay Symphony as well as the National Academy Orchestra of Canada.
Meredith, a native of Fergus, Ontario, began her studies at age 4 with Paule Barsalou at the Suzuki String School of Guelph, and later in her teens worked with Mark Fewer and Jerzy Kaplanek. She attended McGill University where she studied with Denise Lupien and earned her Bachelor of Music. She continued her studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on scholarship, completing her Master’s degree under the tutelage of Ian Swensen and Bettina Mussumeli.