Norman Hathaway

Norman Hathaway, violaViolinist/violist Norman Hathaway has been a member of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Stratford Festival Orchestra, the popular string ensemble Quintessence, the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra and most recently the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra. He was co-concertmaster of the Toronto productions of The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon and continues to perform regularly in Toronto. Norman has performed chamber music around the globe and presently is a member of the Elgin String Quartet. As well, Norman performs viola with Canada’s brilliant, innovative chamber group Ensemble Vivant, hailed as “Canada’s Chamber Music Treasure” (Toronto Star).  Led by pianist extraordinaire Catherine Wilson, Norman is proud to record and concertize with Ensemble Vivant and to be an integral contributor behind the scenes with this wonderful group.  “This is the highest caliber chamber music-making. No matter the genre, there is magic in Catherine Wilson and Ensemble Vivant’s music-making.”  Rick Wilkins, C. M., musician, composer, arranger

Norman graduated with a performance degree from the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, where he was privileged to study violin with David Zafer, and chamber music with the Orford String Quartet.  Following his graduation he spent several summers at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

In addition to his career as an active professional musician, Norman is the President of Euterpe Corporation, a musical not for profit charitable organization whose mission is to offer high quality, live, interactive and educational performances of classical and jazz music, free of charge, for our children and others who are not exposed to these opportunities, enriching their lives by the benefits of music.