Key to Change Studio, Renton, WA
February 27, 2024 5:00pm pacific
A radiant violinist that delivers extraordinary performances imbued with imagination and insight, Denise Dillenbeck is “simply first-rate.” (San Francisco Chronicle) Celebrated for her work as a soloist, Dillenbeck offers “gripping and technically accomplished [interpretations]… at once soulful and well-reasoned,” (The Oregonian) of both classic repertoire and breathtaking new masterworks. Dillenbeck’s recent and upcoming solo engagements include a tour of China with the American Festival Orchestra in addition to appearances with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Washington-Idaho Symphony, Boise Baroque Orchestra, Sinfonietta Nova, and Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra among others. With her “long-lined phrases and unflagging focus,” (The Oregonian) As concertmaster, Dillenbeck leads the Yakima Symphony, York Symphony, Lake Chelan Bach Festival Orchestra, and the Northwest Sinfonietta with “dynamic nuances and virtuosic aplomb.” (The Oregonian) An avid chamber musician within the region’s leading chamber ensembles, Dillenbeck imparts “subtlety, honesty, and vulnerability, with a rarefied tone.” (The Tacoma News Tribune) Career highlights also include tours of Europe and America with the Philadelphia Orchestra, membership in the Oregon Symphony, and performances and coaching opportunities as part of the American Church of Paris, Siletz Bay Music Festival, Westminster Choir College, Bravo Summer String Institute, Max Aronoff Viola Institute, Charles Castleman’s Quartet Program, Icicle Creek Summer Academy, Oregon Bach Festival, Ernest Bloch Festival, Chautauqua Music Institute, Musicorda, and the International Congress of Strings. Through her board membership, volunteer work, teaching, writing, and by modeling and mentoring empowered female roles, Dillenbeck enriches her communities with visionary thought leadership.
Learn more about Denise here.