Nancy grew up in rural Nova Scotia surrounded by chickens, pigs, and three smart older brothers. When she was two, her mother rescued a violin destined for the trash heap, proclaiming, “Nancy will play that.” At age eleven she started taking private violin lessons and ultimately decided to focus on it over the piano because violin offered more social opportunities.
Born in Saskatoon, Tim was the son of two university biology professors who introduced him to the wonders of music at a very young age. For a long time he was unsure whether to be a pianist or french horn player. (Looks like he made the right decision.)