Composer In Residence

The Strings Attached Orchestra would like to acknowledge the hard work of composers worldwide – from the beginning of strings through to today!  It is through the diligent and hard work of these composers that so much wonderful music is brought to you.

In recognition of the extra special efforts of composers who have worked to bring SAO new and original music, we have introduced the post of Composer In Residence.  This post is for a one year term and is intended to honour a composer who has worked with SAO and whose works we have played in the past.


SAO’s Composer In Residence


2015-16  Season’s Composer In Residence – Charles Heller

spem in aliumCharles Heller is a composer and member of the Canadian Music Centre.  He is also a viola player and member of SAO since its inception in Sept. 2014.  Charles Heller has written numerous works for the Strings Attached Orchestra and we are always excited to play these wonderful pieces.  We are honoured to name him as our founding Composer in Residence.  To learn more about Charles and his musical endeavours, press here.