Isabelle Rozendaal studied violin at Oberlin Conservatory with Marilyn McDonald and David Bowlin, and has been playing violin for over twenty years. She is adept in both modern and baroque violin, and performs regularly with many Chicago-based ensembles including Baroque Band, the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble, Callipygian Players, as assistant concertmaster and soloist with the Bensenville Chamber Orchestra. In addition to Chicago groups, she also travels to perform with Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and South Florida Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Isabelle has eight years of teaching experience, and has taught at many different music programs including the People’s Music School’s outreach programs at Clinton Elementary School, the YOURS Project at Monroe Elementary School, Chicago West Community Music Center, and the Chicago Music Academy. In addition to teaching violin, she also sings, plays viola da gamba, and loves baking. A Rogers Park native, Isabelle is delighted to be back home from conservatory and teaching in her community!
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Mr. Innocenti, a regular member of Civic Orchestra of Chicago, began his violin study at the age of seven in Monaco (Monte Carlo) and then continued his musical education in Paris, where he received the first prize at the conservatoire de Rueil-Malmaison, Paris. In 2006 he earned the Master of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Cincinnati (CCM). He has received the Gold Medal in Chamber Music at the Conservatoire de Music d Orcay Competition and a complete graduate scholarship from the University of Cincinnati. He has also earned a three-year fellowship from The Foundation Princesses Grace de Monacoa to participated in the Aspen Music Festival.
In addition to his performing activities, Mr. Innocenti also served as Faculty at the Chicago Music Academy in Chicago and was as active member of Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusiCorps™; a program that promotes music awareness appreciation, training, and encourage audience development.
Music study improves cognitive function and benefits students academic performance.
Studied have shown that, due to the complex nature of playing an instrument, violinists actually develop larger brains than people in other professions.
After years of wishing I'd learned to play violin when I was younger, I've begun taking lessons from Isabelle. She is such a patient, knowledgeable instructor, that the challenge of learning a new instrument has been a joy.
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