NACO welcomes new faces, fresh sounds

Smiling viola player with sandy coloured hair and beard.
Tovin Allers © Curtis Perry
Bass trombonist with short dark hair wearing a dark blue shirt.
Zachary Bond © Curtis Perry

If you’ve attended one of our concerts this season, you may have already spotted some fresh faces on stage! We’re thrilled to introduce Zachary Bond, our new bass trombonist at the NAC Orchestra, and Tovin Allers, the newest member of our Orchestra’s viola section.

Tovin Allers is no stranger to the NAC Orchestra. He’s a former participant in our NACO Mentorship Program, an annual initiative that provides early-career musicians with invaluable professional experience by rehearsing and performing side-by-side with musicians of the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Tovin’s musical journey includes studying under the guidance of NACO members and teachers at the University of Ottawa School of Music. He recently earned a Master’s degree from the renowned Rice University in Houston, Texas, solidifying his commitment to excellence in music.

Hailing from picturesque Victoria, British Columbia, Tovin brings a little West Coast flair to our Canadian orchestra! 

Zachary Bond brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our resident ensemble. Prior to joining NACO, he served as the esteemed Lecturer of Brass at the The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and as an Adjunct Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at The University of Hong Kong.

Zachary is a very passionate educator—you may remember him from his guest appearances at Southam Hall during the 2023 NACO Mentorship Program, where he shared his wisdom and guidance with early-career musicians from around the world. His music journey has also landed him gigs such as Principal Bass Trombonist of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphony.

Please join us in welcoming Zachary and Tovin to the National Arts Centre family!

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