- Instrument: Cello
- Role: The Stuart & Winona Davis Principal Cello Chair
Colin Ryan graduated from McGill University in Montréal and continued his studies in the United States and in Europe. He was the Principal Cellist of the New Chamber Orchestra of Canada in Toronto before joining the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in the same capacity. He has also performed with the Orford String Quartet, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in Vancouver and the World Philharmonic Orchestra, an orchestra comprised exclusively of principal players of orchestras from around the world. He has appeared as soloist with the Edmonton Symphony, the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, and other chamber orchestras in Edmonton.
Colin was invited to join the National Arts Centre Orchestra for a summer season as Guest Principal Cellist and also plays baroque cello and viola da gamba.