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Lucille Taylor, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Music, viola




L. Taylor, was a founding member of the Taylor Quartet and the Da Vinci Quartet as a violist par excellence and she performs frequently as a violinist as well.  Her Ist love is chamber music, and she also enjoys being in the lead of the orchestra as a violist!  She studied with William Primrose, Lillian Fuchs, extensively with the Fine Arts Quartet and Juilliard Quartets and Samuel Rhodes, master classes with the Guarneri Quartet andMichael Tree, three summers study at Aspen with Dorothy DeLay and her assistants.  A former member and principal of Redlands Symphony, The Pacific Symphony, and Long Beach Symphony, Ms. Taylor is currently a substitute musician with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a member of the San Bernardino Symphony and performs as a free-lance musician and soloist.  Former teaching positions include University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Michigan State University (graduate assistant), Montemorelos University, University of Redlands, Loma Linda University and the University of California, Riverside. Currently Ms. Taylor teaches at La Sierra University in Riverside, at Redlands Academy and privately near UCR.  She is always ready to accept performance opportunities here and abroad.  Her experience in performing includes a state dinner for the president of the U.S., world tours with the New England Youth Ensemble as principal and soloist, with the Taylor Quartet, and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


Master of Arts, Graduate Assistantship at Michigan State University ABD, further Graduate Assistantship at U. Wisconsin, Milwaukee


Performance at the Aspen Music Festival as a Fellowship Recipient and principal violist (3 summers), Participation in Marlboro Festival with Pina Carmarelli, David Sawyer, and Irene Serkin studying all of the Haydn String Quartets and many Beethoven Quartets.  Performances with the Taylor Quartet from age 12 to 2009 throughout the world.


Substitute musician for Los Angeles Philharmonic--travels including Edinburgh Proms Festival, Hamburg, Finland, Florida, New York City, Switzerland, Itally, Washington D. C. Mexico City from 1995 to 1009.

Founding member of the Taylor String Quartet:  performances at Wigmore Hall, at more than 200 universities and colleges around 50 states, Canada and Mexico, Presidential State dinner at the Willanov Palace in Poland, including a Chicago Goodman Theater debut as an octet with the Fine Arts Quartet, a Wilshire Ebell Theater performance as a very young quartet (early teenagers) with the Taylor brothers, and a New York Carnegie Hall performance, with another member of the Taylor Quartet.  Founding member of the Da Vinci Quartet.

Winner of the Coleman Auditions and the Mirapolsky Award--both International Chamber Music Competitions, and the honor of a listing in Riley's ""The Viola"" and ""Who's Who Among American Women.""  Former Chair of the American Viola Society's International Viola Congress, and ffiliations with the American String Teachers' Association, and Music Teacher's Association of California.

Appearances as a soloist with orchestra both here and abroad, include a work by Howells, Telemann Concerto, Mozart ""Sinfonie Concertante"",  an arrangement of Ernst Bloch ""Suite Hebraique"", John Crawford ""Concerto for Vola and Orchestra, Stamitz Viola Concerto in D Major, ""Elegy"" by Paul Hindemith,  Bach Brandenburg ""Concerto #6 in Bb"", and William Walton Viola Concerto.

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