Nancy Bracken, Violin
Nancy Bracken studied with Ivan Galamian at the Curtis Institute of Music and later received a master's degree from the Eastman School of Music. Originally from St. Louis, she was a member of the Cleveland Orchestra before joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1979. Ms. Bracken has won competitions sponsored by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Artist Presentation Society of St. Louis, Music Teachers National Association, and National Society of Arts and Letters. She has participated in summer music festivals in Aspen and the Grand Tetons and was concertmaster and a frequent violin soloist with the Colorado Philharmonic for two summers. Ms. Bracken performs in the Boston area as a recitalist and chamber musician and has appeared as soloist with the St. Louis Symphony and the Boston Pops.