Josefina Vergara

Principal Violin 2

Josefina Vergara joined the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 1999 as principal second violin. A native of Chile, she has garnered recognition for her performances around the world. An active chamber musician, Ms. Vergara has appeared in recitals throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. Ms. Vergara’s chamber and recital appearances have included the La Jolla Chamber Music Society’s SummerFest, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Aspen, Camerata Pacifica, and the St. Bart’s Music Festival. Ms. Vergara has performed chamber music with Jeffrey Kahane, Lynn Harrell, Timothy Eddy, Claude Frank and David Golub, and others. Josefina Vergara was a founding member of the Pacifica Quartet. As an educator, she has taught at the Music Academy of the West and the Brevard Music Festival.

Ms. Vergara earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Indiana University, studying with Miriam Fried. She has been a prizewinner at the Pasadena Instrumental Competition, the Osaka International, Fischoff, and Coleman Chamber Music competitions.

As an orchestral musician, Ms. Vergara has appeared as Principal Second with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, and New Century Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, Ms. Vergara has appeared with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Peninsula Symphony, and the Indiana Chamber Orchestra. Recently, she has toured Europe and Asia as the violinist of the Uri Caine Ensemble. Ms. Vergara has performed in various summer music festivals including Mainly Mozart and Tanglewood, the Music Academy of the West Summer Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Josefina Vergara has participated in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute and played at the Villa Musica in Mainz, Germany. Ms. Vergara is active in many film, television and recording projects.

S E S S I O N spiva

Produced in collaboration with Four Larks, SESSION featured the world premiere of The Body Overcome by Derrick Spiva Jr, hindustani vocalist Saili Oak, a US premiere by composer Juan Pablo Contreras and works by Conor Brown, Salina Fisher and Reena Esmail.

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