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They quickly became a sensation and delighted audiences over and over again. In the spring of 2020, they officially closed their doors after fifteen wonderful years. She continues with a couple members of Café Musique in a group called Quartet CLASSINOVA that blends the sound of the Classical violin with Jazz and Bossa Novas, Tango with Scottish and Celtic “Palate Cleansers” in between forming a very unique and enjoyable sound.
In 2018, she began a concert series in Cambria, California called “Cambria Concerts Unplugged”. It is an acoustic music series at the Old Santa Rosa Chapel in Cambria, CA. The Chapel is known for its warm smooth sound and fabulous acoustics. The series is sold out more often than not, and is very fast growing. It is becoming widely recognized as one of the only acoustic music series of it’s kind in the area and beyond. As Founder and Artistic Director, Brynn hosts a wide variety of groups. All Genres.
During the Pandemic of 2020, Albanese has created a mobile outdoor or indoor One-Woman-Show that she has performed about fifty times from April 1st, 2020. She has since been hired by the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education to record an educational video series called, “Exploring the World Through Music with Brynn Albanese.” Designed for kids of all ages as well as adults. The episodes will be available for purchase as well.
From 2008-2020 Brynn has celebrated the position of Concertmaster for numerous groups on the Central Coast. The San Luis Obispo Symphony, Symphony of the Vines, Orchestra Novo, The Master Chorale and Opera San Luis Obispo. As of 2020, she has stepped down from these groups and is moving into the next path of her musical journey.
In 2020 and 2021, she will be training to be a CMP, Certified Music Practitioner through SLO County Hospice and the MHTP Certificate Program. Music for Healing and Transitions Practitioners Certificate. Established in 1994, the MHTP Programs, Inc. is one of the oldest organizations that trains and certifies musicians in the art and science of providing therapeutic music for body, mind, and spirit. MHTP recognizes the transformative power of music as a therapeutic enhancement to the healing process and the life/death transition. This rigorous science-based training has proven time and time again to be effective reducing stress, anxiety, blood pressure, leveling vital signs and much more.
Upon completion of certification in violin/viola/Native American flute, she hopes to be working immediately with administrators, doctors and nurses to implement regular therapeutic musical programing in the local hospitals and care centers in and around the Central Coast. Brynn has been on the Violin Faculty at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo since 2009 and has a private studio in person as well as online.
Brynn Albanese Bio
Brynn Albanese has celebrated a career spanning 36 years from California to the East Coast, Europe, Asia and South America.
After graduation from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, she was the Concertmaster of the Tanglewood Orchestra under Simon Rattle and Seiji Ozawa. For eight years she enjoyed playing, touring and recording for five years with both the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Ozawa and The Boston Pops under John Williams and Keith Lockhart before moving further east in 1998 to the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands, Brynn played with the Residentie Orkest of The Hague under the baton of now New York Philharmonics conductor, Jaap Van Zweeden. She traveled all over Europe participating in various chamber music festivals and performed with orchestras. After a rich experience all around, she decided to return full circle to California in 2006 to be close to her family.
Upon returning to California, Brynn enjoyed being Concertmaster of the Monterey Symphony, Principal Second Violin of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra under Marin Alsop and performing under Scott Yoo in the Festival Mosaic Orchestra. She almost immediately delved into a passion for World Music. She joined the Ensemble, Café Musique in 2008 and has performed all over California and in Europe.
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