Carolyn Osborn, assistant principal

Violin II

Carolyn Osborn, violinist, has performed throughout the United States and Europe. From 1982-1985 Ms. Osborn’s performances as part of La Duo Musica took her to the International Competition of the Bayerisch Rundfunk in Munich, where the Duo was selected into the semi-final round.  Carolyn has been a member of both the Capriccio Chamber Players and the Vista Piano Trio, performing in numerous venues around the Southland and Arizona.   She played on the Stotsenberg Chamber Music Series at Pepperdine University in a Horn, Violin & Piano Trio.  In March 1997 she performed a violin-piano recital in which she premiered Fantasy Sonata; The Birthday of the Infanta by Maria Newman.  She has also been a member of the Cuarteto Ysaÿe de Los Angeles, the Ariel Ensemble and a guest artist with the Westlake Chamber Ensemble. She performed with the Westlake Chamber Ensemble at the 1998 annual Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) Convention. She is active as a judge and adjudicator for many of the music competitions around the southland. Carolyn made a CD of Violin/Viola Duos with her group LuminArias, featuring works by mostly living composers.  

Ms. Osborn has been a member of the San Diego Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, LA Mozart Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay and the LA Opera Orchestra. She is presently a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, with whom she has been on tour and made several recordings.  Carolyn was involved in engagements of Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages Theater where she played Concertmaster several times, and she was Concertmaster of the Civic Light Opera of South Bay for many years.  Carolyn has also been Concertmaster for Michael Crawford when he has performed in the southland. Most recently she has played Concertmaster for The San Fernando Valley Symphony, Thousand Oaks Philharmonic and Principal Second in the New Valley Symphony. She is currently Assistant Principal Second of the Long Beach Symphony since 1991, Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Assistant Concertmaster of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, Concertmaster of the Burbank Philharmonic and has been Concertmaster of the Downey Symphony for the last 34 years. Carolyn has performed as soloist with the Downey Symphony, most recently the Beethoven Triple Concerto, and the San Fernando Valley Symphony. She has participated in the Oregon Bach Festival, Cabrillo Festival, the Seal Beach Festival, KUSC Sunday’s at Four live broadcasts from the Bing Theater, and the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival. She was in the 1996 Grammy Award Show on national television, and again as a member of the orchestra of The Three Sopranos, which was televised from Century City in 1996. She was also part of “The Three Tenors Live” Concert in Las Vegas in April 2000. She has performed on many of KCET specials including Monica Mancini, Vicki Carr. She was a member of the violin faculty at Pepperdine University in Malibu until 2002.  

Currently Carolyn is active in the Los Angeles recording studios, most recently working on such movies as “Spiderman: No Way Home, COCO, Frozen 2, The War for The Planet of the Apes, Incredibles 2, Jurassic World, Moana, Star Trek Beyond”, and many others, as well as many other recording and performing opportunities.  

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