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The Vanderbilt Strings
Fine Music for Your Special Occasion

The members of the Vanderbilt Strings are all professional musicians.  Each is a member of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, and actively performs chamber music, solo and orchestral works in the Southwest Florida area, and throughout the country.

Each of us has many years experience in providing chamber music for special events including weddings, parties and other gatherings, business functions, fund raisers, dinners, any many other events.

Some of the musicians include:
Assistant Principal Violin for the Naples Philharmonic, Joel Fuller is an avid chamber musician. He has helped in forming several string quartets including the Vanderbilt in 2002. He studied chamber music at the University of Michigan as the first violinist of the Rosseels String Quartet, the graduate string quartet in residence at the University of Michigan where he earned a Masters deree in violin performance and chamber music.
Allison Jones received both a Bachelor and Master of Music in violin performance from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has performed with the Madison Symphony, the New World Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Spoleto Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and is a founding member of the Painted Sky Music Festival in Flagstaff, Arizona. Allison is currently living in Naples and is a member of the Naples Philharmonic and of the Iris Chamber Orchestra, based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Glenn Loontjens, violist, is currently in his fourth season as a member of the Naples Philharmonic. He received his Bachelors degree at Indiana University, where his principal teachers included Abraham Skernick and Joseph DePasquale. Glenn has recently been a member of the Florida West Coast Symphony, the New World Symphony, and was principal violist of the Sarasota Opera for three years. He has previously performed with the Colorado Music Festival, the Florida Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, the touring company of the New York City Opera, and as a principal violist at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston and Italy.
Benjamin Noyes, cello, graduated cum laude from School of the Arts in San Francisco. He earned a B.M. from Rice University in Houston and a M.M. degree from Northwestern University. His performances include the Dvorak concerto with the orchestra at the Eastman School of Music, the Shostakovich Concerto with the Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzen and Shanghai Orchestras and the Elgar Concerto with the San Francisco Youth Symphony. His principal teachers include Hans Jorgen Jensen, Paul Katz, Stephan Doane, Irene Sharp, Sato Knudsen and Marc Johnson.

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