Violin-Viola Adjudicators 2019
Brittany Boulding Breeden, Violin
Violinist Brittany Boulding, a member of the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera, has appeared most recently as a soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Olympia Symphony, Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, Seattle Festival Orchestra, Thalia Symphony Orchestra, Cascade Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto USA, National Repertory Orchestra and the Orquesta de Camara Concerto Sur (Cuba). She has also performed recitals across the United States and internationally. Her major music festival appearances include Tanglewood, Spoleto, Aspen, Vail, Banff and Bellingham.
A passionate chamber musician, she is a member of the Finisterra Trio and can be seen performing at chamber festivals such as the Walla Walla, Methow Valley, Simple Measures, Second City, Seasons, Russian Chamber Music Foundation, Guemes Island, Vashon, Bainbridge, Auburn, Cornish, Jacobsen and New Lens Series.
Ms. Boulding has performed as Concertmaster throughout the country and abroad. Currently she is Concertmaster of the Northwest Sinfonietta and the Auburn Symphony, she is also the former Associate Concertmaster of the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Ms. Boulding earned her Bachelor of Music from Rice University with Kenneth Goldsmith and her Professional Studies Certificate from the Colburn Conservatory under the tutelage of Robert Lipsett.
A Pacific Northwest native, Ms. Boulding grew up performing and recording with her family, the internationally acclaimed Magical Strings. Brittany enjoys spending her free time reading, hiking, running and doing yoga with her dog Wotan.
Denise Dillenbeck, Violin
Denise performs chamber music with Sage Rendezvous, a group that programs colorful cabaret-style concerts, and she and her husband Mark Goodenberger play music for violin and percussion as DuoDG. As a former member of Third Angle New Music Ensemble, she gave world premiere performances of works by some of today's leading composers. She has performed and coached chamber music on concert series and at festivals around the country and abroad, such as the American Church of Paris, Westminster Choir College, Bravo Summer String Institute, Max Aronoff Viola Institute, Charles Castleman's Quartet Program, and Icicle Creek Summer Academy.
She is passionate about teaching, and has worked with dozens of violin students and young string quartets, and has also taught college courses on music, including a course on viewing world history and literature through the prism of Beethoven. As a teaching artist in the Philadelphia Orchestra's Community Partnership Program, she led urban elementary school students in experiential music learning, and directed workshops on aesthetic education for classroom teachers and music educators. She is quoted at length in Eric Booth's book "The Music Teaching Artist's Bible".
As a soloist, Denise has collaborated with orchestras and conductors across the region. As a former member of the Oregon Symphony, she was a featured soloist for several concerts, with James DePreist and Murry Sidlin conducting. She has recently played concerti by Sibelius, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn and Bach, with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Lake Union Civic Orchestra, Olympia Symphony, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Washington-Idaho Symphony, Salem Chamber Orchestra, Tacoma Community College Orchestra, Central Washington University Orchestra, Lake Chelan Bach Festival Orchestra, and has upcoming engagements with the York Symphony and Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra. She has recorded solo and chamber works for the Albion and KOCH International labels.
Denise holds a Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory, where she studied with James Buswell, and a Master of Music from the University of Minnesota, where she was Sally O'Reilly's teaching assistant and worked with Minnesota Orchestra concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis. She was a Fellow at Aspen, Dean of Charles Castleman's Quartet Program, program coordinator of the Philadelphia Orchestra's Strings International Music Festival, and has played for the Oregon Bach Festival, Ernest Bloch Festival, Chautauqua Music Institute, Musicorda, Siletz Bay Music Festival, and the International Congress of Strings. The San Francisco Chronicle hails her playing as "simply first-rate".
Denise Dillenbeck is a versatile musician, with a strong background in orchestral, chamber and solo playing. She has toured Europe and America with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and has played with the Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Pennsylvania Ballet Theater, Philly P