Conductor Directing

Kenneth Freed, Music Director

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Emily Saathoff, Concertmaster

 

Emily SaathoffA Twin Cities native, Emily Saathoff began studying piano at the age of five and picked up her first violin a year later. She developed a special passion for orchestral playing while performing with the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies and Minnesota Youth Symphonies, and while in High School she was chosen to be a part of the Minnesota All State Orchestra for three years. Emily recently received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Sally O’Reilly. Continuing her studies with Professor O’Reilly, Emily has recently placed in several local competitions, including winning first prize in MNSOTA’s Mary West String Competition. She appeared this past April as a soloist with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, performing the first movement of the Tchaikovsky violin concerto. Emily enjoys teaching and performing around the Twin Cities with (or without) her husband Zach, who happens to be a violinist as well.