Concertmaster of the Georgian Bay Symphony, and founding member of Decus Duo, Lucia Barcari is a versatile violinist with a special affinity for collaborative projects in diverse genres and ensembles. She enjoys an active career as an orchestral leader, recording artist, chamber musician, and folk violinist, throughout Canada and Europe. In 2023, she produced and released the album “Piazzolla Pizzazz,” in collaboration with international guitarist Roman Smirnov, featuring works by the legendary tango composer Astor Piazzolla. A skilled tango violinist, Lucia is a member of Amarras Tango Quintet, commissioning and premiering “Immigration Suite” by Luis Ramirez in 2022.

 Committed to educating a new generation of musicians and audiences, Ms. Barcari has worked with Sistema Toronto, a philanthropic organization created to enhance the social development of children through music education. An active orchestral musician for over twenty years, she has served as concertmaster for the Ottawa Valley Music Festival, Peterborough Symphony Orchestra and Nuove Musiche in Belgium. Born in Chișinău, Moldova, was admitted to the Music School for Talented Children at the age of seven, and later won the Moldovan National Music Competition. She immigrated to Canada in 1996 and became a Canadian citizen in 2000.