Sound Composer and Editor
Insiya began her musical journey as a young girl playing the violin. Since the age of four she had a passion for music and a yearning to learn more. She attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts High School, where she majored in strings, playing the violin and from there her curiosity for music only grew, leading her towards music composition. During her time in secondary school, Insiya participated in the chamber and symphony orchestras, as well as the orchestral ensembles in her hometown community, the Halton Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Halton Youth Chamber Orchestra.
Insiya continued on with her musical studies while attending the University of Western Ontario (UWO), where she practiced the violin and studied music composition and theory in the Bachelor of Music program. There, she studied and learned from a number of inspiring professionals including violinist Mel Martin, and composers Paul Frehner and Peter Paul Koprowski. Among her accomplishments, in just her first year of undergrad Insiya achieved the UWO’s Composition Competition Audience Choice Award of 2015, for her composition for orchestra titled, Waltz for the Moon Elves. Recently, Insiya organized a performance of another one of her works, Arachne’s Web, which was included with the Artists In Momentum, Through Glass exhibition in September of 2018; A cause that empowers individuals to break the stigma around mental health through their artistic and creative expression.
With Insiya, there is always an idea within an idea, and a story to be told. Just like many artists, her goal is to tell her stories and connect with people through her creative work. Insiya is one who has always been intrigued by the creative and innovative ideas that are often represented through music. As such, she has a high appreciation for intricacy and quite a wild imagination which she brings to her compositions, illustrating her own vision of sound.