Tamsin Fast

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When did you start playing your instrument?

I started playing in third grade, taking lessons at my public elementary school. I switched to a private teacher in fifth grade.

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

I’m a lawyer. I lead the Employment Law team at a large food and facilities services company headquartered in Philadelphia. I’m also a wife and mom. We have two boys, ages 4 and 6.

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

I’ve been a member since 1999 or so. Playing in the LSO provides me a weekly outlet to experience the beauty of music, focus my mind, and see old friends. It is a huge time commitment, but absolutely worth it.

Do you play in any other musical groups?

No. I love playing chamber music, but there just isn’t enough time!

Do you come from a musical family?

Not initially. When I started violin, my family had no musical background whatsoever. We didn’t even listen to classical music. But then my younger brother, Clancy, decided he wanted to learn the cello. He became a concert cellist and composer, and he married a harpist. My oldest son is now learning the violin as well. So I guess you’d say that now our family is pretty musical!

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