MN Sinfonia Concert: Rachel Lee Priday
This January, Metropolitan State University will be hosting a Minnesota Sinfonia concert featuring world-class violinist Rachel Lee Priday. This event is free and open to the public.
According to Priday's biography, the artist "made her orchestral debut at the Aspen Music Festival in 1997 at the age of nine...She holds a B.A. degree in English from Harvard University and an M.M. from the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Miriam Fried through its joint dual-degree program with Harvard College.
Rachel has been profiled in The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Times, Family Circle Magazine, and The Strad Magazine. Her television credits include appearances on the Disney Channel, Fiddling for the Future and American Masters on PBS, and the 2000 Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
She performs on a Nicolo Gagliano violin (Naples, 1760), double-purfled with fleurs-de-lis, named Alejandro."
Minnesota Sinfonia's mission is to serve "he musical and educational needs of the citizens of Minnesota with a special emphasis on reaching families with young children, inner-city youth, seniors and those with limited financial means."