A native of Golden, Colorado, Crystal Schneckenburger is a classically trained violinist. She has a great love of orchestral music and has been a member of a number of different orchestras including she was a principal player at the DePaul Concert Orchestra and Denver Young Artists Orchestra, a section member at Boulder Youth Symphony and the Front Range Youth Symphony. She loves historical playing and has experimented with period instruments. She enjoys chamber music and has played with numerous types of ensembles. This includes string quartets, violin quartets, string trios, piano trios and violin piano duos. In addition she has performed and premiered new music at the Pendulum New Music concert series, a concert series designed for up and coming composers.
After seeing her cousin, a professional musician perform in New England, Crystal begged her parents for a violin and began playing at age seven. A love of kids has led her to teaching private music lessons to students of various ages and Crystal has been teaching violin since the age of sixteen. She hopes to continue expanding her private studio. In addition to classical music, Crystal also has played with a Celtic fiddle group and a soft rock worship band where she improvises.
In addition to Colorado, Crystal has performed in Chicago and in Italy with the Florentia Consort Program. She received her Master of Music from DePaul University where she studied with Ann Setzer and Carolyn Stuart and her Bachelor of Music from University of Colorado at Boulder studying with Harumi Rhodes and Lina Bahn. Previous teachers include Allegra Wermuth and Laura Barnette. In addition to playing the violin, Crystal enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with friends and family.
Photo credits: Jonathan Galle.