Nicola Fretenburg

Nicola is an enthusiastic violin player who has been in the NSCE for three years. She grew up in North Vancouver playing classical music since age 5. When she was around 11, she found that she wasn’t enjoying it as much anymore and started looking for a different type of violin music to play. She joined the group after watching her brother, Nelson, play with the group the year before. It looked like so much fun that she wanted to be a part of it. When Nicola isn’t playing violin, she loves to do all sorts of sports like skiing, swimming, and hiking.
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  • “… this music that reaches out to each and every tired body in a concert hall is miraculous in its ability to strip away all modern day distractions and give the gift of spiritual renewal. From toddler to wizened fiddler, the children of the North Shore Celtic Ensemble entrance them, lead them and me into motion, physically vibrating with each rollicking and melancholy tune, and send us out into the evening air with a shared confidence that life is good ... from humble beginnings to gala events…the North Shore Celtic Ensemble ... can give much more than it takes.”
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    - Caroline Canfield Cole,
    Professional Violinist