Meet the Artists
Lauren Avery is the concertmaster of the San Juan Symphony and has previously performed with the Louisville Orchestra, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, El Paso Opera, the Sacramento Philharmonic, the Berkeley Symphony and many other ensembles in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has spent summers performing with the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Castleton Festival with Lorin Maazel, Spoleto USA, and Durango's own Music in the Mountains. She has degrees from Vassar College and Rice University.
Brandon Christensen has 17 years of experience as a college violin professor preparing music educators and performers for careers in music. He is active as a pre-college instructor and Suzuki teacher and has coordinated string programs for pre college academies in Missouri and Beijing. He has performed professionally in Canada, Sweden, Finland, Italy, China, and throughout the United States. As a soloist he has performed with the Boulder Philharmonic, Carolina Chamber Symphony, Southeast Missouri Symphony and the Beijing Sinfonietta. Concerto performances include the world premiers of Doppelgänger by David Dzubay, and Zephyros by Enrico Blatti. Brandon was founder and artistic director of a professional chamber music series in Missouri called "Chamber Music Sundays at Three."
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