Mary Findley

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Mary Findley

Adjunct Professor of Music, Music Program


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Mary Findley, violin and chamber music, has performed in concerts in Germany, Sweden, Finland and Holland. She has performed locally at the Kennedy Center, Phillips Collection and National Gallery and in New York at the Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Hall. She has been a featured soloist with many orchestras including Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Schippers. Her concertmaster duties include with the Tulsa Little Symphony (OK) and Amadeus Orchestra (VA). Mary was Artist-in-Residence for the Oklahoma and Ohio State Arts Councils. After many years dedicated to 20th century music, she now performs as a professional baroque violinist in concerts in Boston, Minneapolis, Ohio, Canada, Germany and locally. She received her D.M.A. in Violin Performance from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She completed postgraduate study abroad at the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, Germany.

New York Times: "Persuasive...Expertly played...impressive."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "Big and resonant tone production...astonishingly versatile ability as a violinist."

Washington Post: "A violinist with exemplary technique and a strong emotional involvement in the music...she produced a rich, full tone with a wide range of expressive effects."

Cincinnati Post: "A first-class concert artist: poise, self-confidence, a bounty of talent and, perhaps most important, a musical personality that comes across in everything she plays."

American String Teachers Association, Chamber Music America, Early Music America, Viola da Gamba Society of America, Historical Keyboard Society of North America.

Research specialties: 20th century American music. Contemporary music. Baroque music and dance.

BA of Music '65, MA of Music '66, Doctor of Musical Arts '74 University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music