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Ann Shiau Tenney, Violin

Ann Shiau Tenney is a graduate of The Juilliard School where she studied with both Dorothy DeLay and Naoko Tanaka. She was a recipient of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship, as well as numerous other awards and scholarships. She earned her Master of Music degree at Yale University under the tutelage of Sidney Harth. A native of Needham, MA, Ms. Tenney began her violin studies at the age of 7. For seven years, she was in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO) and was appointed its concertmaster during her last two years. She went on to serve as the assistant principal second violin in the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Tenney’s solo appearances include the Esplanade and Harvard's Sanders Theater with BYSO under the direction of Eiji Oue. Ms. Tenney's awards include fellowships to Tanglewood and the Great Woods Festival, the Robert Hardt Award, and second place in the Harry Dubbs Competition. Since moving to Southern California, Ms. Tenney has been in demand as a freelance musician, in addition to her long-time post in the first violin section of the Pacific Symphony. Ms. Tenney maintains a private teaching studio and coaches for Junior Chamber Music. She serves as String Chair for the Music Teachers' Association of California, Irvine Branch.