Doctorate Candidate of the Western University
Prize winner of the Maritsa Brookes Concerto Competition and London
Music Scholarship Competition, she has obtained her Master’s of Music
in Performance and Literature from the University of Western Ontario,
studying under Professor Annette-Barbara Vogel. In her undergraduate
years, she has completed a dual program in music performance and
financial modelling. In her time at Western, Jillian performed the
Paganini Violin Concerto with the Western Symphony Orchestra.
Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at Western University.
Jillian had the opportunity to play with the London Symphonia, Windsor
Symphony Orchestra, International Symphony Orchestra and is a
frequent player with the classical music ensemble- Magisterra Soloists.
She performed with notable players such as Andrew Wan in the New
Orford Mozart String Quintet Project, Jutta Puchammer and Marylène
Gingras Roy in the Magisterra Museum series concerts. In 2021, she was
a finalist in the Vancouver International Music Competition, and
achieved third place at the JSFest international competition.
In recent summers, she participated in the National Academy Orchestra
based in Hamilton where she sat as associate concertmaster, Vancouver
Symphony Orchestral Institute where she served as associate
concertmaster, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the Round Top
Festival Institute, and the Marrowstone Music Festival. In addition to
performing throughout the communities, Jillian is a passionate teacher in
which she operates her violin studio, and teaches at Forest City String