Nina Bodnar makes a happy return to the Rossetti String Quartet this season.
Ms. Bodnar's many achievements include several outstanding prizes, including
first prize in the National Dealy Competiton, the National Coleman Chamber
Music Competition, and the Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition.
The latter honor launched her international career, bringing her solo
appearances with symphony orchestras throughout the world.
As a chamber musician, Ms. Bodnar was a regular member of the Santa Fe
and "Strings in the Mountains" (Steamboat Springs, Colorado) Chamber Music
Festivals for several years, as well as being a guest artist at numerous
other chamber music festivals throughout the country.
A native of Santa Barbara, Ms. Bodnar served as concertmaster of the Santa
Barbara Symphony and the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra for several years
before being appointed concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
under the direction of Leonard Slatkin in 1989, a position she held until
1995. During these years Ms. Bodnar continued to be active as a soloist
and chamber musician and was artist in residence at Washington University.
Ms. Bodnar currently resides in Santa Barbara and devotes herself to her
students. Her beloved teachers were Sybil Maxwell, Zino Francescatti,
and Henri Temianka.
Christian Steiner, courtesy of Colbert Artists Management Inc.