Violinist and pianist Colleen Venables won many first place prizes at the BC Performing Arts Festival and took first place at the 2012 Canadian National Music Festival. 

As a solo artist, Colleen was featured twice at the Canada’s Rising Stars concert, performed with many orchestras such as Vancouver Symphony, Okanagan Symphony, Kamloops Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic and Calgary Civic Orchestra, and had the honour of performing Chopin piano works on CBC Radio. She has shared the stage with virtuoso violinist Ning Feng in the Path to Virtuosity Wyatt Artist-in-Residence Concert Series, performed Canadian work at the Western Canadian Music Awards Concert and at an International Children’s Games opening ceremony, and gave a solo recital in place of Sarah Chan on behalf of the Calgary Philharmonic Symphony Amadeus Patrons event.

Colleen has worked with artists around the world such as Pinchas Zukerman, Leonidas Kavakos, Andres Cardenes, Ian Swensen, Tong Wei-Dong, Tadeusz Gadzina, Nicola Benedetti, Gerardo Ribeiro, Ian Parker, and members of the Shanghai and Miro Quartets.  She enjoys dancing, singing, improvising and any form of art that allows her to express and share with other people.

Colleen performs as a Young Musician Extraordinaire in High River

Colleen wins first place at the 2012 Canadian National Music Festival