Canadian-born Chinese violist, Peter Ing, is a seasonal musician with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Peter began his musical training directly on the viola and was immersed into the rich alto sound right from the start. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario, studying with Ralph Aldridge. Following that, he went on to study with David Harding at the University of British Columbia, completing a master’s degree. Peter also spent time as a fellow at the Kent Blossom Music Festival studying chamber music and orchestral repertoire with various Cleveland Orchestra musicians. Aside from being an active orchestral musician, he is also the violist and founding member of the Rose Gellert String Quartet, the ensemble-in-residence at the Langley Community Music School. His string quartet acts as a musical ambassador in the Langley area bringing music to schools and senior’s homes where their residence may not have the mobility to attend live performances. When not on stage, Peter can be found with is Partner roaming around garden centres finding new plants to grow on their home balcony.