Nancy Ricard is from the Outaouais and a graduate of the Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau. In addition to receiving a scholarship from Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, she earned a master’s degree with Denise Lupien at McGill University, graduating with great distinction. She then went on to develop her orchestral playing skills with the Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra. Nancy Ricard has been playing with the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2005, where she became principal second violin in 2011. She has also been a member of the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières since 2010, and performs frequently with I Musici and other local orchestras. A chamber music enthusiast, Nancy often performs in small ensembles with her Orchestre Métropolitain colleagues and guest soloists.