Michiko Singh returned to Canada to join the WSO in 2010 after playing in the Honolulu Symphony for 11 years. She was the International Horn Society representative for Hawaii, and performed with Chamber Music Hawaii and the Royal Hawaiian Band. She previously held positions in the Hong Kong, Vancouver, Memphis, and Hartford Symphonies. As a soloist, she won first prize for the Horn Competition at the International Women’s Brass Conference, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce National Brass Competition and the General Motors Solo Competition. She was awarded the Jr. Arts and Letters Award from the Canadian Club of New York.
From Carnegie Hall crowds to Rusti the Orangutan, Michiko has played for diverse audiences and in various ensembles, all over the world. Michiko was a finalist at the Metropolitan Opera auditions for fourth horn. Described as “skilled” by the New York Times, Michiko received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School through the support of the Hearst Foundation and Canada Council. She studied with Jerome Ashby, associate principal horn of the New York Philharmonic. She is a single mom to a 3-year-old boy and 17-year-old Jack Russell Terrier.