Captivated by the sound of the viol during a recital given by Jordi Savall, Elin Söderström discovered in this instrument sounds of which she had only dreamed. Pursuing her love of the viol, she graduated with honours from McGill University, and received a post-graduate degree from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Netherlands) where she studied with Wieland Kuijken. Now based in Montreal, Elin has performed throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and the Near East with ensembles such as Constantinople, Masques, Capriccio Stravagante, the Toronto Consort, Les Boréades and Arion. A special interest in consort playing has been fostered through many years of collaboration with the Dutch viol consort The Spirit of Gambo and more recently, the Montreal-based Voix Humaines Consort of Viols. She is heard regularly on CBC/ Radio-Canada, and she has recorded for Analekta, ATMA, Dorian, Astrés/ Naïve, and Wereldomroep.