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Widely acclaimed for the beauty of her playing and refined musicianship, Ellen dePasquale is originally from Philadelphia, where she studied with Jascha Brodsky at the Curtis Institute of Music. She went on to pursue graduate studies at Indiana University with Miriam Fried before being appointed concertmaster of the Florida Orchestra in 1996.
From 1999-2007, Ms. dePasquale served as Associate Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra. During her tenure with the orchestra, she was a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Piano Trio and made numerous solo appearances with the orchestra. She is a frequent guest concertmaster with orchestras throughout the United States and Canada and has most recently served as acting Associate Concertmaster of the Saint Louis Symphony.
A highly sought after pedagogue, Ms. dePasquale has been a member of the faculties of Temple University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Encore School for Strings, the Kent/Blossom Music Festival and the University of South Florida.
Ms. dePasquale is a regular guest at leading music festivals throughout the United States and Europe, as well as an active recitalist and chamber musician, and has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, the Caramoor Festival, the Evian Music Festival, Indiana University, the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, the Marlboro Music Festival, La Musica in Sarasota, the National Orchestral Institute, the Nevada Chamber Music Festival, the New World Symphony, the Sangat Music Festival in Mumbai, India, and the Santa Fe Opera.
Now residing in New York City, Ellen performs regularly with such ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, in addition to serving as concertmaster of the Dallas Opera.