Mary Findley

Photo of Professor Mary Findley
Adjunct Professor of Music,
Music Program
B144 Phillips Hall
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Modern and baroque violinist. Recitals, chamber music concerts, concertos, festivals, residencies, radio/TV broadcasts: Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Phillips Collection, National Gallery, various embassies in Washington DC; Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall in NYC; many cities in the USA; Canada, Germany, Holland, Finland, Sweden. CDs: works of Meyer Kupferman and Elie Siegmeister. Performances on baroque violin: Six Bach sonatas & partitas/Church of the Epiphany Concert Series; DACOR Concert Series; Boston Early Music Festival Fringe recitals, Lyric Baroque Orchestra St. Paul MN; Characters of the Dance for Capitol Early Music Series; Salon Concert Series. Studies: University of Cincinnati (DMA Violin Performance), Hochschule fuer Musik, Frankfurt (two years study). Faculty: LevineMusic. Also performer on harpsichord and baroque dance. German speaker: favorite author Thomas Mann.

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."

Current Research

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

Professional Organizations

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