Mary Manning

Affiliate Artist

Mary Manning
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Applied Violin, Second violin of the Regency Quartet


Mary has served as a lecturer in violin at Pacific Lutheran University since 2008.

She is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio where she studied both modern and baroque violin performance.

Her extensive work as a baroque orchestral musician has included being a member of the Seattle, Portland, and Pacific (Vancouver BC) Baroque Orchestras as well as appearing with San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Washington DC’s Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, and the Carmel Bach Festival in California.

Her performance of chamber music on baroque instruments includes many appearances on the Gallery Concerts Series in Seattle, the classical instrument Tomasini String Quartet, and the Puget Sound Consort. She has recorded for Wildboar, Centaur, and Virgin Veritas. On modern violin Mary has played with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, and the Tacoma Symphony. She served as concertmaster for the Northwest Sinfonietta during the 2005-2006 Season. She also served as concertmaster for Seattle Pro Musica’s performance of the Mozart Mass in c minor in May 2005.

Mary Manning is currently principal second violin with the Northwest Sinfonietta and the Tacoma Opera Orchestra. She is a member of the Northwest Sinfonietta String Quartet and Chinook Trio.