Roslyn Green

Chamber Music Institute Director

A dual citizen from Toronto, Canada, Roslyn Green moved to Chicago to play with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 2016-2019 and has since devoted herself to the orchestral and musical world of Chicago and the midwest.

Roslyn's Fellowship with the Civic Orchestra saw her implementing projects ranging from a chamber tour of CTA stops to writing songs with members of the community affected by gun violence through the Chicago Symphony's Notes for Peace initiative. She continues to work regularly as a lead songwriter with Notes for Peace, which included a 2022 performance of one of her songs by Hilary Hahn at Chicago's Symphony Center.

Having trained on violin from a young age, in particular with the late Jacques Israelievitch, Roslyn completed a BAH in English and Drama at Queen's University while working as a contract violinist with the Kingston Symphony. Upon graduation, she returned to Toronto and studied violin privately with iconic Canadian violin pedagogue David Zafer. She began viola studies with Yosef Tamir in 2013, and subsequently won a spot at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory the following year. Roslyn completed her Artist Diploma on the Dean's List in 2016 under the tutelage of renowned violist Steven Dann. She has played in masterclasses for artists including Kim Kashkashian, Ettore Causa, Geoff Nuttall, Kikuei Ikeda, and the Juilliard Quartet.

As of 2022, Roslyn is the principal violist with the Des Moines Symphony, associate principal with the Illinois Symphony, holds a section position with Orchestra Iowa, and is a substitute with the Milwaukee Symphony. She has appeared in the viola sections of the Chicago Symphony, the Windsor Symphony, the Hamilton Philharmonic and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. She is the Chamber Music Institute Director with the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, plays in the Four Equals String Quartet, and teaches violin, viola, and piano privately.