Brittany Iwanciwski is a modern musician, who navigates effortlessly between many musical styles. She has a love of Folk, Celtic and Canadian Old Time Fiddle styles, which is deeply ingrained in her music.
Growing up in Prince George, BC, Brittany started playing classical violin when she was 7 years old. Soon after, she discovered the joy of fiddling and was able to excel in both styles of music. While living in Prince George, she played with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Orchestra. She competed regularly in various BC fiddle contests and discovered her love of performing for an audience. She has received a diploma in Music Performance at the Victoria Conservatory of Music where she studied fiddle, jazz and piano with Daniel Lapp, as well as classical violin.
Brittany has taught private and group lessons over the past 5 years. She has instructed at many camps and workshops across BC including the “BC Fiddle ‘Treat” at Gavin Lake, the “Prince George Jamboree”, and the Bella Coola Music Festival “Songs and Strings Workshop” and has taught privately and at different music schools. Her goal as a teacher is to introduce students to music that will keep them playing for years to come.
After moving to Toronto in 2018, Brittany is now studying Jazz Violin with Drew Jurecka at Humber College. She currently plays with Tidal Wave, a 7-piece post rock band, Ollie DelMastro, as well as playing Irish Music all around the city.
“Having live strings on the record is so important. Although we have electronic and synthesized elements in our sound, we knew when we had to keep it old school with live instruments. We did a three hour session with Brittany and she killed it. We were simply blown away by her work.”