Wye String Ensemble

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The Wye String Ensemble

Yearend Concert, The Agora June, 2016

The Wye String Ensemble performing at the Agora, Sherwood Park, June 2016, Murray Vaasjo conducting

The Wye String Ensemble was founded in 2003 and consists of about 20 amateur string players at various levels who simply enjoy the challenge of playing Baroque and Classical Music. The group was founded by Alan Dunn and Murray Vaasjo. The Ensemble is under the very capable direction of Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Alberta Baroque Ensemble violinist Murray Vaasjo.

The group meets weekly on Saturdays for rehearsal and draws its members from Strathcona County and surrounding communities. 

If you are interested and would like more information about the group, please send an email message to info@wyestringensemble.com. You may also call Murray at 780-449-6848.


The Wye String Ensemble

P.O. Box 3118, Sherwood Park, Alberta

Canada T8H 2T1


Music Director and Conductor - Murray Vaasjo

Murray was born and raised in Edmonton and attended the University of Alberta where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. After graduating, he has been a member of the Okanagan Symphony and the Victoria Symphony. He returned to Edmonton in 1990 and joined the Edmonton Symphony and the Alberta Baroque Ensemble. He has also been a member of the Arden Ensemble, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Edmonton Youth Orchestra, and has studied with Sally Thomas in Meadowmount, New York and with Shirley Givens and Sidney Humphries in Victoria. Murray has also been active as a teacher and serves as Music Director of the Wye String Ensemble.