I hail from sunny South Africa, but I studied in the midwest and earned my master’s degree in viola performance here in NYC. Apart from playing the king of instruments, I love jazz piano, politics and long-distance road cycling. I joined Local 802 because I want to diversify the performance work I do, and many of the musicians I like and respect are also Local 802 members. Let’s not forget, of course, the important function unions play in today’s gig economy. A favorite gig of mine was playing a concert of Piazzolla and Vivaldi at MILK Studios in Chelsea: unusual cross-purpose space, nice acoustics. I am constantly on the lookout for fresh concert spaces just like that – as well as Broadway pit work. Please feel free to reach out should you need a viola/violin Broadway orchestra sub, or if you’d like to collaborate on some chamber music! My musical philosophy is simply that music is culture – and culture is all of us. The more we engage each and every citizen with music in some way, the more connected we become.
Harry Mackenzie Inglis