Principal Second Violin
Charlene Nagel began her musical studies at the age of two with her violinist father, Deryck Aird. She joined the Niagara Symphony in 1975, playing first violin, and has held the position of Principal Second Violin since 1989. Charlene has performed in-school concerts for many years, and is a regular participant in the Niagara Symphony’s highly-acclaimed Composer in the Classroom program. Additionally, Charlene enjoys opportunities to play music of many diverse genres including rock, jazz, opera, and pop, while backing contemporary performers at the Niagara Fallsview Casino, the Brock Centre for the Arts, and Jackson-Triggs Winery. As a founding member of the Niagara String Quartet, Charlene also plays for many weddings, special events, and private functions.