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Audrey Pride

Violinist Audrey Pride enjoys a varied career performing both chamber and orchestral music. She will join the Richmond Symphony in their 23/24 season, and before this, has held positions with the Grand Rapids Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, and Dayton Philharmonic.
Audrey attended Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and received her bachelor’s degree in violin performance studying with Mark Kaplan. She completed her master’s degree with fellowship at Northwestern University, studying with Blair Milton, and at the same time, was a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra. Additional studies include the Aspen Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Maestro Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Music Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra. Audrey has also performed with the Nashville, New World and Utah Symphonies, Louisville Orchestra, and at the Torrey Chamber Music Festival (Torrey, UT), and Appalachian Chamber Music Festival (Harpers Ferry, WV).

Danielle Wiebe Burke

Mexican-Canadian violist Danielle Wiebe Burke began her musical studies on violin at an early age. At fifteen, she discovered her love for the viola, performing her solo debut with the Calgary Civic Symphony the following year. A prizewinning finalist in the 15th Sphinx Competition and in the Yale Concerto Competition, she has performed as a soloist throughout Europe and North America, most recently as a quarterfinalist in the 2021 Primrose International Viola Competition. Danielle is a distinguished chamber musician. Her past festival appearances include Chamberfest Dubuque, where she was a guest artist, and the Appalachian Chamber Music, Wintergreen, Staunton, Tanglewood, and Yellowbarn Music Festivals. Among her past chamber collaborators are members of the Brentano, Borromeo, and Takacs quartets, and soloists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax, Donald Weilerstein, Roger Tapping, and Gil Shaham. She has premiered works by Han Lash, Tracy Rush, Christopher Luna Mega, Ethan Braun, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Gilbertson. She holds the John C. Jamison Principal Viola Chair in the Williamsburg Symphony. A former student of Kim Kashkashian and Ettore Causa, she has a Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory and both Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University.​ Danielle plays a 2009 Stefan-Peter Greiner viola.