Debbie received her Masters degree in Historical Performance from the University of Toronto
She then continued her studies on the doctoral level at the Indiana School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana.
Debbie has been a regular member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment since 1999, and has worked for eminent conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Vladimir Jurowski, Ivan Fischer, Sir Roger Norrington and Franz Bruggen. She has performed regularly with the English Baroque Soloists, L’Orchestre Romantique et Revolutionnaire (both conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner), and has appeared as soloist with Fiori Musicali, Ensemble Sonnerie, and the Sweelinck Ensemble. In 2005 she performed as guest violinist with the chamber group Red Priest. Her concert touring has taken her throughout Europe, the Far East, North America and Israel.
As a soloist, she has given recitals in Canada, the United States, Israel, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Her playing has been described as “...intense...graceful...”, “...passionate and full of energy”, “one who has the ability to rise to the occasion in a public performance in a special and dramatically persuasive way...”.
As a teacher, Debbie has given masterclasses in baroque violin performance in Latvia, America, and Ireland. She has delivered lectures on baroque performance practice at the Irish World Academy and City Lit, London. She has been teaching modern violin for many years, and is currently teaching violin at primary and secondary schools, in addition to a thriving private studio.