Mary Sorlie, Baroque Violin
As a studio teacher, Mary Sorlie enjoys teaching violin to students of all ages and abilities.In 2011, Mary was awarded the 2011 MNSOTA Master Teacher: Studio Award. She received a Bachelor and Master of Music in violin performance from the University of Minnesota, with additional study at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and at the Oberlin and Brussels Conservatories. Her violin teachers have included Mary West, Lea Foli, Stephen Clapp and Marilyn McDonald. Widely active as a free-lance violinist, Ms. Sorlie has played with the Lexington Symphony, Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis Chamber Symphony, Lyra Concert, and Minnesota Sinfonia. Mary is a frequent guest conductor and string clinician in the Midwest. She currently is a member of WolfGang, a quintet which performs music of the 18th century. She is also the conductor for the Philharmonia East and West Orchestras of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS), as well as Music Director for the Harmony Program. She resides in St. Paul with her husband Chuck and wonder dog, Lucy.