Quin Etheridge-Pedden

Biography
 
 

Quin Etheridge-Pedden is 15 years old and plans to pursue a career in music.

 
He began his musical journey at age 6 when he started Suzuki violin private lessons with Trish Clair-Peck (now Trish Horrocks) as well as a beginner fiddle group at the Nanaimo Conservatory.  After one year of classical violin it was clear that Quin was destined to be a fiddler and he henceforth focused all his energy and education on fiddle music.  He has been taking lessons since then with Trish and Geoff Horrocks of Cross Canada Fiddle.
 
 
Quin has been a member of Fiddelium for 6 years.   Fiddelium is a small group of young musicians who perform in and around Nanaimo at many events such as festivals, private gatherings, markets, and community celebrations. The music they play is mostly traditional fiddle music, but with an interesting twist. Their arrangements are groovy and high-energy, and are created especially for them by directors Geoff and Trish Horrocks.  www.fiddelium.com
 
 
He has recently released his first solo CD, Embark.   Embark was released on May 1st 2017.  It is an eclectic mix of traditional fiddle and new contemporary.
 
 
Quin also plays electric guitar in the Extreme Jazz Band at Dover Bay Secondary.
 
 
Most days you can find Quin in his music room with his fiddle, guitar, mandolin and loop pedal working on existing tunes or creating new ones.
 
 
 
 

Accomplishments

Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee

Quin is proud to be nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for Young Performer of the Year 2017.  

See all the nominees here.

 

 

 

 

 1st Place in 11-14 Years 

 Quin placed first in his age category in the Nanaimo Fiddle Society Adjudicated Sessions.  

 

 

Leonard Sexsmith Trophy and Awardfor BC Fiddle Composer 2016

 This award is part of  Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival in the Fiddle category.  Quin chose to play Oliver Schroer’s Millie’s Waltz.