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Craig Reiss

Second Violin

Craig Reiss has been a member of the San Francisco Opera and Associate Principal Second Violin of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestras since 1993.  He has been a featured soloist with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the Carmel Bach Festival, the Oakland Civic Orchestra, Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, the Nova Vista Symphony, the Central Massachusetts Symphony, and the Vallejo Symphony.  He has coached chamber music and orchestral programs at Marin Academy High School, the Blackburn Music Academy, and the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra.

 

Craig is also director of the Eos Ensemble, an exciting chamber music group composed mainly of members of the San Francisco Opera orchestra whose goal it is to present concerts of wide ranging musical styles and instrumental combinations.  The Eos Ensemble performs regularly throughout the Bay Area; they have also received grants to do educational programming and were featured on the national radio program “West Coast Live.” Craig earned his Bachelor of Music degree while working with Rafael Druian at Boston University and in 1987 became an Associate of the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with Trevor Williams. He has participated in music festivals at Tanglewood, Spoleto, the Colorado Music Festival, and was Associate Concertmaster and featured soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra.  When not playing his fiddle, Craig enjoys running, cycling, skiing and traveling with his wife Cheryl and their two children Alana and Julian.

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