Kimberly Durflinger was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California, and joined the Thunder Bay Symphony violin section in 2021. Kimberly has substituted with major North American orchestras like the San Diego Symphony, the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, I Musici Orchestre de Chambre de Montréal and the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony. Additionally, in Summer 2022 she will be performing with the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa as part of their orchestra mentorship program. She received her Master’s Degree from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University and her Bachelor’s Degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Her major teachers include Andrew Wan, Alexander Read, Jing Yan Bowcott, and Alexandra Keegan. Furthermore, Kimberly loves dancing Argentine tango and playing with her Toronto-based rock band Vaerisa. She currently lives in Thunder Bay, ON with her fiancé Christopher Stork and their four chunky guinea pigs.