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Renee Brechtel, Violin

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 3:00 P.M.
Fort Dodge Middle School Auditorium
Fort Dodge, Iowa

We welcome back violinist and former Young Artist Competition Winner Renee Brechtel for a performance of Lalo’s fiery Symphonie Espagnole. Johann Strauss’s exotic march written for the opening of the Suez Canal, Tchaikovsky’s tribute to his western musical neighbors and Saint-Saens’s sultry dance praising the God of pleasure round out this concert which will include a new work by Iowa composer Joshua Reznicow.







Egyptian March

Commissioned Work

Marche Slav

Symphonie Espagnole

Bacchanale from Sampson and Delilah

About the Soloist

Renee Brechtel, Violin

Renee Brechtel began playing violin when she was three years old, and it has since grown into a life-long passion. Growing up an Iowa native, Miss Brechtel always dreamed of being a professional musician and returning to Iowa to be a part of the growing music scene in Des Moines. Miss Brechtel began her university career with full-ride scholarships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying with Felicia Moye. She then transferred to the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, Canada to follow her teacher, Prof. Moye, again earning full-tuition scholarships and placing in top positions in the orchestra and chamber music programs. Miss Brechtel completed her studies in May 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Violin Performance. During her time at both universities, Miss Brechtel studied and performed with Felicia Moye, Axel Strauss, Richard Roberts, Philip Chiu, Parry Karp, James Smith, and many others.

She has also performed with the Montreal Symphony, McGill Symphony Orchestra, McGill Opera Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony, Central Iowa Symphony, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, and the Fort Dodge Area Symphony.

Miss Brechtel has been teaching violin since 2010 and has held private studios in both Des Moines and Montreal. Having experience teaching both children and adults, she enjoys sharing her love of music with both beginner and advanced students of all ages. Currently, Miss Brechtel runs a private studio out of her home, subs with the Des Moines Symphony, and is now teaching private and group lessons for the Des Moines Symphony Academy.

Admission is by season membership or tickets at the door ($10.00 Adults).

Be sure to register for the CD drawing which will be held after the intermission.