Our Violists

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electric and acoustic viola

Jeanne was born in Hong Kong. She has a Masters Degree in performance from Manhattan School of Music, Jeanne settled in Colorado and built her career in Denver.  She has been the Principal violist of the Colorado Ballet, Opera Colorado, Denver Center Attractions, Vail International Ballet Festival, Denver Chamber Orchestra and Emerald City Opera.  
At the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music under the baton of Marin Alsop, she has been a Principal and and section Player.  She also performed with the Colorado Symphony, Bravo Vail, Denver Center Theatre, National Repertory Orchestra, and the Aspen String Trio traveling throughout rural Colorado with Colorado Chautauqua sponsored by the Colorado Council  for the Arts and Humanities.  Jeanne has been a featured soloist with Musica Sacra (now Stratus Chamber Orchestra) and the Denver Chamber Orchestra.  Jeanne is a passionate knitter, reader and visual artist.  Currently, she is pursuing teaching English as a second language to immigrants pursuing naturalization.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Shaw viola

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acoustic viola

Mr. Shaw holds a Bachelors in Music Performance from the University of Denver, Masters of Arts in Viola, Rice Unversity, Masters of Conducting, University of Miami. James is currently a violist in Inside The Orchestra, Boulder Chamber Orchestra and Greeley Philharmonic. He is also a violist and chamber musician with the Mercury Ensemble. Mr. Shaw has held viola positions with the Florida Grand Opera and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Shaw currently teaches violin and viola at Parlando School of Musical Arts and has previously taught violin, viola and chamber music at Rice University’s Shepherd school preparatory department in addition to string programs in New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Colorado.Mr. Shaw has also performed on the Holland America Cruise lines.

 

 

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