Valerie Sim

Violin, The Last Five Years

Valerie Sim is a scientist who practices medicine to support her music habit. She started piano at age 5 and violin at age 7, obtaining her Associateship of Music (violin) and her grade IX piano at Mount Royal College (now University) in Calgary before turning to a life of science and medicine, with music on the side. Now, in addition to her life as a neurologist and prion scientist at the University of Alberta, she is concertmaster for Orchestra Borealis and for Edmonton Metropolitan Orchestra, she tours with the World Doctors’ Orchestra, she is a member of the early music ensemble LaFolia, she performs chamber music and plays for local musicals, and every now and then she can be caught fiddling… behind her back…