Sunday, July 8th, 7:30 PM
Denise Dillenbeck, violinist, has played for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Pennsylvania Ballet Theater, Philly Pops, and most recently as the Associate Concertmaster of the Tacoma Symphony. As a member of the Oregon Symphony, she was a featured soloist for several concerts, and has served as concertmaster for orchestras across the country and in England.
As a member of new music group Third Angle, she gave world premiere performances of works by many of today's leading composers. She was also the Lead Teaching Artist in the Philadelphia Orchestra's Community Partnership Program, where she led urban elementary school students in experiential music learning, and directed workshops on aesthetic education for classroom teachers and music educators.
Denise formed the Areté Trio with Oregon Symphony principal cello Nancy Ives and pianist John Pickett. Ms. Dillenbeck was recently named as violinist with the Kairos String Quartet at Central Washington University. She has recorded solo and chamber works for the Albion and KOCH International labels.
She holds a Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory where she studied with James Buswell, and a Master of Music from the University of Minnesota where she was Sally O'Reilly's teaching assistant and worked with Minnesota Orchestra concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis. The San Francisco Chronicle hails her playing as "simply first-rate."
Mary Jensen, flutist, has recently been named Artist in Residence of the Lake Chelan Bach Festival, where she has performed with the Festival Orchestra since 1993.
Ms. Jensen has served as Principal Flutist of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra since 2006 where her solo playing has often garnered praise in the Tacoma News Tribune reviews of the Symphony's performances. Mary is also Principal Flutist of the Olympia Symphony Orchestra (2013-2014 season), Lake Chelan Bach Festival Orchestra, and Lyric Opera Northwest Orchestra. Additionally, she has appeared as Principal Flutist with such orchestras as the Tacoma Opera Orchestra, Yakima Symphony, and South Shore Chamber Orchestra.
An avid chamber performer, Mary has performed with the Second City Chamber Series in Tacoma, WA, Icicle Creek Music Center and International Chamber Music Festival, Seattle Happy Hour Concerts, as well as other organizations.
Mary has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras throughout the Northwest region, such as the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Federal Way Philharmonic, Icicle Creek Chamber Orchestra, Lake Chelan Bach Festival Orchestra, and Tacoma Young Artists' Orchestra.
Ms. Jensen is an active teacher who maintains a private studio in Tacoma, where she also is a flute and chamber music coach for the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association. Mary is on the faculty of the Evergreen Music Festival and Lake Samish Music Camp. As a sought-after adjudicator, clinician, and Masterclass presenter, Mary has recently taught Masterclasses for Pacific Lutheran University and Tacoma Youth Symphony and conducts flute clinics and sectionals for school programs in the Puget Sound region.
Ms. Jensen holds a Performance Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where as a student of Michel Debost she was a recipient of the Dean's Talent and Merit scholarships. Additional studies were with Hal Ott at Central Washington University, and baroque flute studies with Kathie Lynn, also at Oberlin.
Dr. Dylan Marney is Chair of the Division of Fine, Applied, and Literary Arts and Assistant Professor of Music at Culver-Stockton College. He is a frequent soloist and performs annually as Artist-in-residence at the Lake Chelan Bach Fest. As an educator, Dr. Marney was the recent recipient of the Walter S. Reuling Prize for Innovation in Student Learning. His efforts resulted in the creation of a new Bachelor of Science in Music Technology degree at Culver-Stockton College. Dr. Marney received his DMA from the University of Arizona, majoring in Piano Performance under Dr. John Milbauer, with a minor in Music Theory. His final research involved the application of musico-rhetorical theory to J.S. Bach’s The Art of the Fugue. He received both his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance at Central Washington University, studying with Dr. John Pickett, and was awarded 1st place in the Steinway & Sons piano competition for Washington State. Dr. Marney also has a Master of Science degree in Music Technology from the IUPUI School of Music in Indianapolis. His final project for the degree was an original film score for live piano and electronic accompaniment to the 1922 silent film Nosferatu by F.W. Murnau. A proponent of collaborative arts efforts,
Marney has worked for Opening Minds through the Arts, was commissioned to compose electronic music for yoga practices, and continues to research and compose electro-acoustic works for film. As a collaborative pianist, he has served as rehearsal pianist for the University of Arizona Opera productions, and acted as string studio accompanist at Central Washington University. He received additional piano studies with Peter Longworth at the Kairos Chamber Music Festival and Rebecca Penneys at The Chautauqua Institution. He lives in Canton, Missouri with his wife Katie and their son Rhys.
A native of Chelan, Maia Zander has concertized and presented masterclasses throughout Western Europe and the United States, and is a favorite collaborator with some of today's finest artists. An innovative teacher, Dr. Zander has served as a faculty member of the Suzuki Strings of Madison, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's Intensive Community Project, and the Brookline Extension School. Most recently, she has served as orchestra director for the Malibu Middle and High School orchestra programs. Under her leadership, enrollments have reached record levels, and the orchestras have earned their highest ever rating at multiple regional orchestra festivals. In 2016, the Malibu High School Chamber Orchestra was even one of the top performing ensembles at a high school orchestra festival at Carnegie Hall!
Dr. Zander is also a fully certified Suzuki teacher, a graduate degree she earned from the prestigious program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University in 2008 and is the author of the book Intermediate Violin Repertoire: A Teachers’ Guide. Her principal teachers included her mother, Kerry Travers, and Central Washington University professor, Carrie Rehkopf. She resides in Malibu, CA, with her husband, Steve, and their dachshund-mix, Winston. They enjoy spending their free time cooking, hiking, and traveling.
Daniel Doña has distinguished himself as an active performer and pedagogue. Daniel serves on the viola faculty of Boston University alongside his duties as Assistant Chair of the String Department, Coordinator of String Chamber Music, and Lecturer of String Pedagogy and String Literature. He has also taught at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute String Quartet Workshop and the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. Dr. Doña is a member of the prizewinning Arneis Quartet.
Performance highlights include appearances at the Beijing Modern Music Festival, Music on Main (Vancouver) and Stanford University's Lively Arts series as well as broadcasts on CBC Radio 2, WGBH and WCLV. Dr. Doña also performs regularly with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music and other ensembles in the Boston area. He has presented guest masterclasses at the University of Connecticut, Swarthmore College, Northwestern University Music Academy and Miami University.
Daniel pursues interdisciplinary projects with a passion. In 2014 he received a Humanities Enhancement Project Award from the Boston University Center for the Humanities to curate a concert series exploring relationships between poetry and music. As a member of the Banff Festival Quartet he performed in collaboration with dancers, presenting Hans van Manen's Grosse Fuge and a world premiere of Heather Myers' Dedications. An enthusiastic advocate of new music, he has commissioned and premiered works by Aaron Travers and Orianna Webb.
Dr. Doña received his AB in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, where he was awarded the inaugural David Fulton Award for excellence in instrumental performance. He received his MM in Viola Performance from the University of Oklahoma where he studied with Matthew Dane (viola) and Felicia Moye (violin). At Boston University he studied with Michelle LaCourse, Steven Ansell and Ed Gazouleas. He received his PD and DMA from BU and was a two-time recipient of the String Department Award.
Steve Zander is in frequent demand as an orchestral violinist, chamber music collaborator, and studio musician. Based in Malibu, CA, Steve is a member of the Santa Barbara Symphony, and regularly performs in many of the other professional orchestras in the Los Angeles area, including the Pasadena Symphony, the New West Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and as assistant concertmaster of the Santa Barbara Opera orchestra. While pursuing his studies, Steve was a member of the Madison Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, as well as a frequent substitute with the Houston Symphony. An avid chamber musician, Steve has collaborated with principal members of the Boston Symphony, Houston Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and with members of the Pro Arte Quartet. Steve can also be heard on many motion picture and television soundtracks, including “Rango,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” and “Logan.”
Steve began his violin studies at the age of four at the Aber Suzuki Center in Stevens Point, WI. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin‐Madison, as well as a Master of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. His principal teachers were Patricia D’Ercole, Vartan Manoogian, and Sergiu Luca.
Roberta Bottelli stays busy as a cellist, conductor, and teacher. She teaches cello and chamber music at Whitworth University and Holy Names Music Center, and is a coach in the Spokane Symphony’s Young Musician Education Program (YMEP). Roberta often adjudicates for the Washington State Music Educators’ Association, coaching and critiquing cellists, chamber music groups, and high school and middle school orchestras. In 2014 Dr. Bottelli became the conductor of the Spokane Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a soloist, Roberta has performed with orchestras across the northwest, including the Lake Chelan Bach Fest orchestra, the Pacific Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and the Mid-Columbia Symphony, and she premiered Robert Prichard’s “Beneath the Skin” for solo cello and computer in 2006. An active orchestral musician, Roberta was the principal cellist of the Lake Chelan Bach Fest orchestra and the Mid-Columbia Symphony, and she performed with Vancouver New Music and Victoria’s Aventa ensemble. Other orchestral performance experience includes the Northwest Bach Festival orchestra, Coeur d’ Alene Opera, Westminster Chamber Orchestra, and Washington East Opera.
Roberta loves collaborating as a chamber musician and is currently the cellist for the Riverside String Trio in Spokane. She was the founding cellist of Trio sTREga and the Cerberus Trio and her piano trio (Elan Piano Trio) was the winner of the 2004 Neskowin Chamber Music Fellowship. She frequently performs with Whitworth faculty and colleagues for recitals and the Spokane Symphony’s Chamber Soirée concert series. Dr. Bottelli completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and also holds degrees from Eastern Washington University (MA), Central Washington University (MM), and the University of Puget Sound (BA). Roberta has been the third chair cellist in the Spokane Symphony since 2006.