Dr. Nancy Dahn, F.R.S.C., is a University Research Professor at the School of Music, Memorial University. Her expertise is in violin performance and, with her ensemble Duo Concertante, she has performed over 600 recitals throughout North America, Europe and China, recorded 12 acclaimed commercial CDs one of which won a JUNO and three of which won ECMAs, and commissioned over 65 new Canadian works. She is also the founder and Co-Artistic Director of the chamber music festival The Tuckamore Festival which recently celebrated its 19th season. With Duo Concertante, she has been the impetus for many interdisciplinary collaborations including projects with Vincent Ho (Maples and the Stream), Chan Ka Nin (Late in a Slow Time), Andrew Staniland (The Ocean is Full of its own Collapse) and has a proven track record of bringing to life new works of art which combine music and dramas supported by strong artistic vision, careful planning and fundraising, and skillful execution. Committed to outreach, she has also performed for over 3000 school age children across NL in a program focusing on mental illness, marginalization and disability, as well as in Germany through the Rhapsody in School program. Dr. Dahn’s primary role in the FOCI’s IWP4 will be as violinist performer in the dramatic musical work created by playwright Robert Chafe and composer Randolph Peters.