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Emily Osinski

Emily Osinski

 

Emily Osinski, violinist,  was born in 1983 and began playing the violin at age three in Anchorage, Alaska. During her childhood years she studied with Beverly Beheim and later Therese Fetter and Frederick Halgedahl in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She attended the Indiana University Summer String Academy to study with Mimi Zweig, the Hot Springs Music Festival with Thomas Moore, Academy of Music at Ramapo College with Isaac Malkin and Emanuel Borok and Music Academy of the West with Zvi Zeitlin. At age fifteen Emily won her first job as a member of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra. At eighteen she won the orchestra's Concerto Competition and made her solo debut. Emily holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Eastman School of Music (2006), where she studied with Mikhail Kopelman. While at Eastman, she regularly sat in the Concertmaster chair with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra and the Eastman Philharmonia. After graduating, she studied privately with Eastman professor Zvi Zeitlin for two years. As a freelance violinist in Upstate New York, Emily is the Concertmaster/Adjunct Faculty of the Roberts Wesleyan College Community Orchestra, Co-Concertmaster of the Brighton Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, a regular substitute in the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Binghamton Philmarmonic, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Skaneateles Festival Orchestra, and the Rochester Oratorio Society. She was the solo violinist for the 30th anniversary production of Sweeney Todd at Geva Theatre in 2009. Emily has been on the faculty of the Hochstein School of Music and Dance as a chamber music coach since 2008, the New Horizons Summer Chamber Music program at the Eastman Community Music School, and the Olentangy Music Festival since 2010. Chamber music experience includes playing with Quartsemble from 2008-09, the Marini String Ensemble from 2006-present, performing at the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival from 2007-present, and the Hochstein Quartet Project in 2010. She often gives solo recitals with her brother, pianist Lee Schmitz. Emily also enjoys being an AVON representative, doing ballet, eating chocolate, acting in local films, and spending time with her husband.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ensemble Members

Sandra Halleran
cello

Emily Osinski
violin

Tigran Vardanyan
violin

Marc Anderson
viola


 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

        

 
 

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2006-2010 The Marini String Ensemble