Ariane Sletner

Born in Oakland, California, violinist Ariane Sletner enjoys an active career with more than sixty appearances as soloist with orchestra throughout the US, Central and South America and Europe. Concerto performances include her debut with the Oakland Symphony and the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra under Kent Nagano, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Colombia under Luis O. Biava, the Orquesta Nacional de Guatemala under Luis G. Biava and orchestras in the San Francisco Bay Area, Columbus, Oberlin, Mt. Vernon and Philadelphia, among others. Last summer with NASO, she performed the Brahms Double and, on tour, Mozart in Prague, Herzogenaurach and in Stephansdom in Vienna. A participant in national and international competitions, she was chosen for pre-selection and played at the Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris and was invited as a contestant to the International Tchaikovsky Competition. Her chamber music and solo work have been broadcast on NPR, KDFC San Francisco and WOSU Columbus. Ariane played with the High Street Four String Quartet for 10 years and is a member of the Biava-Uribe Trio and the Camarata Trio with pianists Blanca Uribe and Suzanne Newcomb and cellist Luis Biava with both trios performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto. Camarata has completed the Mozart and Beethoven piano trio cycles and played many contemporary trios, including works by Elliott Carter, Jennifer Higdon, Lera Auerbach, Arvo Pärt and Augusta Read Thomas. At twenty-two, she played with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and was principal second of their national touring orchestra, Western Opera Theater. She was a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and played with the Columbus Symphony for more than twenty years. She taught and performed with principal players of the New York Philharmonic and the Met Orchestra and with pianist Jeremy Denk in artist faculty chamber concerts at Musicorda in Massachusetts and the Festival Youth Orchestra of the Americas (FOSJA) in Puerto Rico. Recent and upcoming concerts include performances completing the Brahms and Schubert trio cycles with Camarata, the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Knox County Symphony, the Sibelius Concerto with the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra and the South American premiere of Carillon Sky by Augusta Read Thomas and the Iberacademy Orchestra in Medellin, Colombia. Ariane currently serves as concertmaster of the New Albany Symphony, Opera Libera in Philadelphia and the Camarata Chamber Orchestra and teaches at Kenyon College. Ms. Sletner earned performance degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her teachers include Almita Vamos, David Cerone, Kay Stern, Zvi Zeitlin, Stephen Clapp, Eugenia Fichtenova and Lenore Stephens.

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