WAGNER, MENDELSSOHN + BRAHMS
2021/22 SEASON: ORCHESTRAL SERIES [EASTSIDE + WESTSIDE]
Cassia Drake, a native of Southwest Florida, began studying the viola at age 12 under the guidance of John T. Posadas.
She gave her solo debut with the Artis-Naples Orchestra at age 14 and has since appeared with the Sarasota Music Festival Orchestra and Southwest Florida Symphony. She most recently soloed with the Colburn Orchestra and will premiere Kelly-Marie Murphy’s, The Fierce Urgency of the Now, in the summer of 2020. A passionate chamber musician, Ms. Drake has performed with the Colburn Chamber Music Society, Mainly Mozart Festival, and collaborated with artists such as Ettore Causa, Clive Greensmith, and Elisso Virsaladze. Ms. Drake is a Bachelor of Music candidate at the Colburn Conservatory.