Joy Baxter

 

When did you start playing your instrument?

 

When I was 3 1/2.

 

 

What do you do when you're not playing in the LSO?

 

Raise my children and volunteer. My work background is a PhD Chemical Engineer.

 

 

When, or how, did you come to join the orchestra?
 

This is my second tour of duty with the LSO. I played with this orchestra in the 80's and 90's and then took leave for several years before rejoining in 2004.

 
 
Does the instrument you play on have a story?
 

I play an 1883 J.B. Collin-Mezin (see Thomas Collum's answers for history). It was the instrument my dad bought at a strip mall music store as his instrument to learn violin with me by the Suzuki method when I was just 3 1/2 years old.

 
Are you originally from Lansdowne/Philadelphia?
 

No. I grew up near Orlando, FL. I have also lived near Chicago, IL, Santa Barbara, CA, and Ansonia, CT.

 
Who is your favorite superhero?

 

Batman.

 
Instrument
 

Violin

2010 - present

2010 - present