double bassist who received her Bachelor of Music degree from Temple
University’s New School of Music and supplemented her education at
the 1978 New York String Orchestra Seminar.
One of her
first recordings was the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of
Philadelphia Christmas album, Gloria! Gloria!, recorded and released in
1987. In 1988, she played bass
on the Bach Choir’s stocking stuffer, Christmas in Leipzig.
participated in the first ever joint concert of Lehigh University and
Lafayette College on 9th April 1990, an amplified affair that
featured “Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death” by George
In 1996, she played
double bass on the Orchestra 2001 album, Distant Runes. She
switched back to bass on the Peter Nero & the Philly Pops yuletide
offering, Holiday Pops!, in
2003. In 2004, she appeared
with Tempesta di Mare
on their CD, Weiss: Lute Concerti.
She was a
string coach during the Delaware County Youth Orchestra’s season in
2006 and 2007.
In April 2009,
she performed with The Network for New Music Ensemble in a pair of concerts
dubbed “Visions of America” which included Richard C. Brodhead’s
“Concerto in Light and Shadow”. The same year saw the release of Johann Sebastian Bach: Complete Harpsichord Concertos on
April 2010, she performed the all-important bass bits in Antonio Vivaldi’s
“The Four Seasons” at Copeland Lecture Hall in Winterthur,
have found her in demand in various capacities. She has served as Assistant
Principal Double Bass with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and The
Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Double Bass, Principal Bass and Personnel Manager
of The Orchestra of the Pennsylvania Ballet, and Lecturer at Temple
University’s Esther Boyer College of Music.
Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of
Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)
Soprano – Benita Valente
Conductor – Michael Korn