Marlene Dankiw-Bath

Principal Viola

  • Instrument: Viola

Born and raised in Toronto, Marlene Danikw-Bath studied at the University of Toronto Music Department where her main coaches were violinist, Victor Martin and the members of the Orford String Quartet. After graduation, she joined the NSO as principal viola. Marlene's teaching career has always been a rewarding priority. As a student, she toured in Switzerland and the British Isles. In London she performed with the International Orchestra with cello soloist, Mstislav Rostropovich at the Royal Albert Hall. She continued this tradition of touring with her own students with whom she has toured in Britain, Switzerland and the Caribbean. Marlene has also taught the students of the Niagara Youth Orchestra for many years and at the Niagara Symphony Summer Music Camp. As violist, Marlene has performed in musicals, studio recordings and with the Joffrey Ballet. She performs frequently with the WRSO, the Southern Tier Symphony and continues to enjoy her long held position as principal viola of the NSO.