Strings and Piano
Head of Strings Department
Talia Vlieger holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Western Washington University, where she studied violin under the mentorship of Grant Donnellan. During this time, Talia was involved in the WWU Symphony Orchestra, multiple string quartets and ensembles, performed solo recitals, played in folk and bluegrass bands, as well as in her local church. She pursued extensive studies of string pedagogy to expand her skills and gain knowledge that could be passed along to young students. She graduated with Honors in the top ten percentage of her class. In 2012, Talia moved to San Francisco to further her career as a freelance violinist. Here, she performed in the pit orchestra of Mozart’s Don Giovanni Opera with the BASOTI Orchestra. She also studied and performed as a Renaissance bass violinist with Ansambl Luython, an instrumental and choral group that specialized in Eastern European Early Music. All the while, she maintained a full studio of aspiring violinists. Now living in Denver, Talia has enjoyed many new musical endeavors all around Colorado performing in symphony concerts, weddings, recording studios, galas, festivals, and award ceremonies. Her current involvement includes the Arapahoe Philharmonic, Spinphony, Arioso Strings, Premium Diesel, and Morning Bear. In 2016 Talia performed with the Transiberian Orchestra. Talia teachers at multiple schools in the Denver area and is on the board of the Civic Youth Orchestra.