Bridget Strand

Violin

Member for 12 Years

Associate Product Line Manager

CAREER

Since 2014, I have worked for icebreaker and am currently an Associate Product Line Manager within the Merchandising team. This involves working on the product from concept through to commercialisation. I love that I get to be creative every day. We work on natural apparel with sustainability being a core value.

AUCKLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

In 2009 I joined the ASO, after finishing a commerce and music conjoint degree at University, majoring in Performance Violin. I played with the orchestra for a few years before moving to London where I played with the London Euphonia Orchestra. On my return to New Zealand in 2014 I was really happy to rejoin the ASO, supporting the orchestra leader as Associate Concert Master. I feel so lucky to be able to perform such a wide variety of music in a range of performances such as our free Sunday concerts, Seeport and the Synthony shows. Making music with such an amazing group of people who are all so passionate about music is a real joy. I particularly love our Synthony shows, which are an incredible experience. What a fantastic opportunity to play the biggest dance tracks, for the happiest crowd you have ever seen.

HOBBIES

In my spare time, I enjoy the outdoors and exploring new places. I love a good laugh, building virtual rooms in an interior design app, attempting to knit, and endeavoring to keep my indoor plants alive!

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