CELESTE JANKOWSKI began her violin training at the age of six in Japan under the direction of the renowned pedagogue, Dr. Shin'ichi Suzuki. Her orchestral and chamber music education began one year later. Celeste has had the great privilege of working under the baton of many eminent conductors and composers such as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Claudio Abbado. She began her professional career at the age of fifteen and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She has performed throughout the United States, Canada, England, Italy and Japan. Celeste is currently a member of the first violin section of Symphony Nova Scotia. She has performed on many Maritime concert series such as Musique Saint-Bernard, the St. Cecilia Concert Series, the Music Room Chamber Series, the Mahone Bay Concert Series, and Musique Royale. She is also a member of the baroque ensembles, "La Rejouissance" and "Tempest," and is a violin teacher and coach with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra.