Adrienne Sengpiehl has been the Principal Second Violinist of Midsummer Mozart since 1996 and spends August in Idaho as a member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Since playing with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, she continues her career actively freelancing with the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Santa Rosa Symphony, California Symphony, Marin Symphony, and Symphony Silicon Valley. As a chamber musician, Ms. Sengpiehl has been heard throughout the bay area from Noontime Concerts and Old First Church in San Francisco to the Napa Valley Opera House. She has recorded for numerous movie soundtracks, video games, and special projects at Skywalker Ranch. Recently, she performed in the pit orchestra for Soft Power at the Curran Theater in San Francisco. An avid music educator, Ms. Sengpiehl is both former faculty and affiliate teacher for the Virtuoso Program at the San Domenico School, and performer for the San Francisco Symphony’s Adventures in Music Program. She is currently a Teaching Artist for the San Francisco Symphony’s Music and Mentors Program visiting SFUSD middle and high schools, is an Artist-in-Residence at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, is creator and instructor of String Sisters at Katherine Delmar Burke School, and maintains her private home studio. She is a featured clinician at many summer music institutes including the Omaha Conservatory of Music Institute, Summer Music Institute/SVSS Music School, Sound Encounters, and formerly Summer Music West at the San Francisco Conservatory. She is a Suzuki Violin Method Specialist and enjoys being a mom to two wonderful sons. Ms. Sengpiehl holds a bachelor’s degree from the Saint Louis Conservatory and a Masters in Music in violin performance from The Juilliard School. 

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