Brynn Albanese

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Brynn Albanese

Applied Violin and Viola

Brynn Albanese has been living on the Central Coast since 2006. She studied violin from the age of 4 until she was 17 with Elizabeth Ivanoff Holborn in Los Angeles. Albanese's mother a cellist and her father a clarinetist; she knew early on that music would be her life and her passion.

After graduating from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, she began working professionally as concertmaster for the Annapolis Symphony under Giselle ben-Dor and the Boston Philharmonic. She attended the Tanglewood Festival in 1991 and 1992 where she was celebrated as concertmaster under Seiji Ozawa and Rodger Norrington for the Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concerts.

From 1994-98, Albanese played, toured and recorded full time with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, and was principal second and soloist with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under John Williams and Keith Lockhart. In 1998 she moved to The Netherlands and was assistant principal second of the Residentie Orkest in The Hague under Evgenii Svetlanov and Jaap van Zweeden. She also performed regularly with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

In 2008 Albanese joined the popular world music ensemble, Café Musique,  and has enjoyed playing with the group on the Central Coast and abroad at summer music festivals, with orchestras, in performing arts centers and for children’s concerts.

Albanese is concertmaster of the San Luis Obispo Symphony under Andrew Sewell, co-concertmaster of the Symphony of the Vines under Greg Magie, concertmaster of Opera San Luis Obispo under Brian Asher Alhadeff and concertmaster for Orchestra Novo under Michael Nowak.
In addition to teaching at Cal Poly, she has a private teaching studio and a mobile workshop for violinists called Brynn Albanese’s Violin Practice Technique Boot Camp. In September 2014 it was accepted and presented at the American String Teachers Association Conference in Washington, D.C.

She has a remote recording business for film score writers and singer-song writers and offers online violin lessons internationally.