Canadian violinist Alexander Read has quickly become a sought-after performer on the international music scene. He was appointed Principal Second Violin with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in April of 2013. Mr. Read's recitals and concerto performances have been broadcast on CBC Radio/Radio-Canada, and he has presented concerts across North America, the UK, Continental Europe, Asia and Australasia. An avid chamber musician, he has appeared at Concerts aux Îles du Bic, Le Domaine Forget, the Verbier Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Montreal Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Read's interest in historical performance, particularly of the classical and romantic periods, has led to collaborations with leading musicians of the field, including members of the London Haydn Quartet. Mr. Read is on the faculty of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University.