Assistant Professor of Violin
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BM in violin performance, Eastman School of Music
MM in violin performance and literature, Eastman School of Music
Annabelle Gardiner is the current Assistant Professor of Violin at Southeastern University. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Gardiner received her Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Music Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. While at Eastman she studied violin with Zvi Zeitlin and Oleh Krysa, and chamber music with members of the Cleveland Quartet.
Ms. Gardiner has been performing with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006 and was appointed as Assistant Concertmaster in August 2010.
Ms. Gardiner is a former member of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and has served as a regular substitute violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She has worked with internationally renowned conductors such as James DePreist, Sir Neville Marriner, Leonard Slatkin, and John Williams, to name a few.
Abroad, Ms. Gardiner has performed with her husband in the Philippines, Malaysia, Switzerland, and Germany. Currently, Annabelle performs as Associate Concertmaster with Opera Tampa, as Concertmaster of the Bach Festival of Central Florida, and as an extra musician with the Florida Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Ms. Gardiner performs with the Kozmik String Quartet and the Bella Musica Ensemble.
In addition to her orchestral career, Ms. Gardiner has extensive performing experience ranging from Broadway musicals, pop/rock concerts, to 20th century music. She has appeared in concerts with orchestral backup for Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Andrea Bocelli, Manheim Steamroller, Arturo Sandoval, Mel Torme, Itzhak Perlman, Renee Flemming, as well as many other renowned artists. She has also been a member of several recording projects for Disney and Busch Gardens.
Former teaching positions include the music faculties of Houghton College, and the Masterworks Festival.
You can contact Ms. Gardiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or please visit www.seu.edu/music