Originally from Victoria, BC, Meran Currie-Roberts is sought after across Canada as a cellist, teacher, and arts administrator. She plays frequently with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and has also appeared with the Calgary Philharmonic and Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo and Windsor Symphony Orchestras. Meran was a founding member of the Madawaska Quartet (Toronto). Additional chamber music appearances include the Festival of the Sound, Elora Festival, and Festival Ibero Americano (Puerto Rico). She is thrilled to be joining the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra’s cello section in the summer of 2017. Former Dean of the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts, Meran is currently Artistic and Executive Director of the Health Arts Society of Alberta, bringing hundreds of chamber music concerts to elders in care throughout Alberta annually. As a teacher, Meran is on faculty at MacEwan’s Alberta College and has taught at festivals including Kincardine and Music at Port Milford. After early studies with James Hunter at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, she received her B.Mus and M.Mus from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Shauna Rolston. Meran lives in Edmonton with her husband, cellist Rafael Hoekman, and their two children, Samuel and Anastasia.