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Jennifer Kozbial Posadas

Jennifer Kozbial Posadas, violin, received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Masters of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, both with honors. An avid solo, chamber and orchestral musician, Kozbial Posadas has performed extensively around the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. She has spent summers performing at the Domaine Forget Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Blossom Music Festival, Music Academy of the West and the Tanglewood Music Center.

Kozbial Posadas has performed with the New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall and has worked with Maestro Lorin Maazel in performances broadcasted on Classical WETA radio in Washington, D.C. Kozbial Posadas has enjoyed collaborations with artists such as James Ehnes, Andres Diaz, and members of the Cleveland Quartet in chamber music performances.

Kozbial Posadas has performed with many orchestras around the United States and Canada, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Canton Symphony, CityMusic Cleveland, Boston Philharmonic, Houston Symphony and New World Symphony. Kozbial Posadas teaches violin in Naples, and has coached chamber music at the Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop in Arcata, CA. She has been a member of the Naples Philharmonic since 2007.

Jennifer Kozbial Posadas is underwritten by Elizabeth and Dennis Turner.

Name: Jennifer Kozbial Posadas

Instrument: Violin

Hometown: London, Ontario, Canada

At what age did you begin playing your instrument? 5

Who have been your greatest musical influences? My violin teachers along the way who have all taught me so much about music and life.

Who are your favorite composers? Beethoven, Brahms.

What career path would you have taken had you not chosen music? Probably something involving writing or psychology. Perhaps teaching – my entire family are teachers!

What's currently playing on your iPod or CD player? Everything from Bach to Radiohead.

Your hobbies and interests: My adorable cat Andy, food (eating it, cooking it and watching the Food Network) and laughing a lot with good friends.

Some little-known, yet interesting facts about you: I'm a left-handed Canadian who loves Florida.

Daily practice rituals: My cat Andy jumping in my case as soon as I unpack my instrument and occasionally "singing" along.

The question you're asked most often about your instrument (and your answer): "How much does it cost?" My answer: "Not telling!"

Your favorite part about playing in the Naples Philharmonic: The great music and the people!

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