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Cello

Roberta Bottelli – Cello, Music Theoryrbottelli2
Spokane Symphony Orchestra; DMA candidate, University of British Columbia, Canada; Masters of Arts Degree, Eastern Washington University; Master of Music Degree, Central Washington University; Bachelor of Music Degree, University of Puget Sound.

Louise Butler – Cello
Each of Louise’s four siblings played an instrument (or two) throughout childhood, so her first training ground was at home. She took further education at the Eastman School of Music and the Curtis Institute. Louise played in the Radio and Television Orchestra in Brussels, Belgium and in the UK, and gave recitals and freelanced while raising two children. She performs with Allegro Baroque and Beyond and is a member of the Spokane Symphony. Louise manages the Inland Empire Cello Ensemble and teaches cello at Spokane Falls Community College as well as at Holy Names.

Johannes Kleinmann – Cello
Cellist in the Spokane Symphony, is a native of Germany. He finished his undergraduate degrees in cello performance and cello pedagogy at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, studying with Adriana Contino. Additionally, he holds a Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University where he studied with Dennis Parker, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, where he was awarded a teaching fellowship and studied with Eugene Osadchy.

Previously he has been principal cellist of both the San Angelo Symphony and the Opera in the Ozarks festival orchestra. Other orchestras he performed in include the Baton Rouge Symphony, Plano Symphony and Irving Symphony. He has been a cello instructor at the school districts of Plano, Flower Mound and Denton.

Being an active performer and teacher, he is currently on the faculty of Holy Names Music Center, is a string coach of the Spokane Youth Symphony and has a private cello studio in Spokane.

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Elisabeth Kirsten – Cello 

Elisabeth Kirsten received a Bachelor of Music for Cello Performance in 2014 from California State University Sacramento School of Music, and training as an instructor in the Suzuki Method books 1-3. During her studies she began teaching private and group cello for the university’s String Project. She presented with her peers at the American String Teacher Association National Conference in 2012. A passionate teacher, Ms. Kirsten loves to think out of the box and discover how each student learns best! She strives to make learning music fun and to leave students with a smile on their face.

Bee Reynolds-Cello/Suzukibeereynolds
Bee Reynolds is a registered Suzuki Cello teacher, teaching private and group lessons in collaboration with Sr. Karen Conlin (Suzuki Cello teaching mentor).  Her training includes studying cello with Louise Butler (Spokane Symphony cellist) and completing Suzuki teacher training courses Pre-twinkle through Book 3.   Bee’s teaching experience includes teaching piano, guitar and violin lessons and working in a classroom setting with special needs individuals. She is currently a cellist in the Gonzaga University Symphony Orchestra and has been part of a variety of performance groups in the Spokane community.

Double Bass

Fiddle

Margie Heller – Violin, Viola, Fiddle, Suzuki Violin/Viola
Attended Oberlin College.  Founding member of Woodlands Community Orchestra.  Has been teaching violin, viola, and fiddle since 1977.  Trained in Violin Suzuki method. Performances with Connoisseur Concerts, Spokane Bach Festival, Lake Chelan Bach Fest, 22 years with Spokane Symphony, and the Klezmer music group Chutzpah.  Previous faculty member of Holy Names Music Center in 1980 and from 1987-1993. An active member of the Spokane Folklore Society.

Viola

Margie Heller – Violin, Viola, Fiddle, Suzuki Violin/Viola
Attended Oberlin College.  Founding member of Woodlands Community Orchestra.  Has been teaching violin, viola, and fiddle since 1977.  Trained in Violin Suzuki method. Performances with Connoisseur Concerts, Spokane Bach Festival, Lake Chelan Bach Fest, 22 years with Spokane Symphony, and the Klezmer music group Chutzpah.  Previous faculty member of Holy Names Music Center in 1980 and from 1987-1993.

Claire Keeble – Viola, Violin
Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Redlands in California; studied with John Golz.  Further studies at the University of Iowa under Charles Tregor.  Principal viola of Spokane Symphony from 1975 to 2000.  Performances with Spokane String Quartet for 19 years, including tours in Germany and Taiwan, and Francesco Trio for 3 years.  Performs with Tedesca Piano Quartet.  Faculty member at Holy Names Music Center since 1993.  Faculty Representative on Holy Names Music Center’s Board of Trustees.

Violin

Mariana Dimitrova – Suzuki Violin
Master’s Degree in Musicology from St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia. Ph. D. in Music History from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Graduate of Sofia (Bulgaria) School of Music in Violin Performance. Trained as a Suzuki Violin teacher in Oregon and British Columbia.

Garnik Goukasian – Violin
Master of Violin Performance from the St. Petersburg Conservatory; studied with Elena Komarova. Featured soloist of St. Petersburg Student Orchestra and Yerevan Chamber Orchestra. Professor of Violin at Sofia Music School (1981-90). Solo recitals at Yerevan, Edmonton (Canada), and faculty recitals at HNMC. From 1981 to 1990, he worked in the  Bulgarian Radio Orchestra and Festival Orchestra. Performed and recorded with Valery Gergiev, Emil Tchakarov, Maurizio Arena, and Alexander Lazarev; toured Spain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Greece, Poland, and Japan.                                           Member of Spokane Symphony (1990 – 2010). Faculty member at HNMC since 1991. Co-director of Honors Chamber Music Program and Chamber Music Week. He also directs the Adults Chamber Music Program, String Ensemble, Adults Chamber Music Camp and Summer Strings Camp. Web page:http://goukaslukas.weebly.com/

Margie Heller – Violin, Viola, Fiddle, Suzuki Violin/Viola
Attended Oberlin College.  Founding member of Woodlands Community Orchestra.  Has been teaching violin, viola, and fiddle since 1977.  Trained in Violin Suzuki method. Performances with Connoisseur Concerts, Spokane Bach Festival, Lake Chelan Bach Fest, 22 years with Spokane Symphony, and the Klezmer music group Chutzpah.  Previous faculty member of Holy Names Music Center in 1980 and from 1987-1993. An active member of the Spokane Folklore Society.

Claire Keeble – Viola, Violin
Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Redlands in California; studied with John Golz.  Further studies at the University of Iowa under Charles Tregor.  Played with Francesco Trio in Grinnell, Iowa for three years, from 1969-1972. Principal viola of Spokane Symphony from 1975 to 2000.  Studied strings pedagogy, including Suzuki classes, under Mimi Zweig at Indiana University in 2002. Performed with the Spokane String Quartet for 19 years, including tours in Germany and Taiwan.  Performs with Tedesca Piano Quartet.  Faculty member at Holy Names Music Center since 1993.  Faculty Representative on Holy Names Music Center’s Board of Trustees.

Elizabeth Lund – Violin, Suzuki Violin
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Performance from Eastern Washington University; studied with Kelly Farris.  Member of Strolling Strings of U.S. Air Force Band in Washington, D.C. from 1985-1993; studied with William Steck, concertmaster of National Symphony in D.C.  Violinist in Spokane Symphony.

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