Saturday, January 26th at 7PM
Meet the Musicians
JOY PAYTON-STEVENS, CELLO
Joy Payton-Stevens began playing the cello in her hometown of Cleveland when she was just four years old. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy for high school, and then continued her studies at the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Ronald Leonard. She has been a member of the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida, and the Charlotte Symphony in North Carolina, and joined the Seattle Symphony in the fall of 2014. In addition to performing music, Joy is passionate about teaching music to kids and has participated in several programs to bring music education to underserved communities. Outside of music, her other interests include cooking, reading and most sports.
LIZA ZURLINDEN, VIOLIN
Violinist LIZA ZURLINDEN, a native of San Francisco, enjoys a career rich with chamber music, orchestral playing and teaching. She is a recent transplant to Seattle, and is thrilled to have made this beautiful city her home! Ms. Zurlinden has been a longtime member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco, and is a former member of the grammy-nominated, self-conducted chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, in Boston. Ms. Zurlinden has performed regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke's in New York, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Seattle Symphony. She enjoys local collaborations with Byron Schenkman and Friends, Simple Measures, Spectrum Dance Theater and Beta Sounds, and maintains a private teaching studio. Ms. Zurlinden holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Rice University and SUNY Purchase.