Originally from Brandon, Manitoba, Laurie Matiation is currently Third Horn with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She began her professional career in 1978 as second horn of the Atlantic Symphony, and has been a member of the CPO since 1983.
Laurie received a Bachelor of Music Degree with Distinction in Performance at Brandon University, and later continued her studies in Chicago, Banff, and Arizona. Some of her teachers have included William Gordon, Dale Clevenger, and Thomas Bacon.
In addition to her orchestral duties, Laurie is a passionate teacher. She conducts workshops and clinics, and is teacher of horn at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University Conservatory, where she is also the Brass Coordinator of General Programs and the Academy Program.
In her down time, Laurie loves to cook and garden, and can often be seen walking her dogs or hiking in the mountains!