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Meet the musicians of Philharmonia Strings

John Morrice,

Cynthia Stuart,
violinist & violist

Claudia Shiuh,
violinist & violist

Judy Robinson,
JOHN MORRICE, violinist, is the past assistant concertmaster of the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra and formerly served as conductor of the Fresno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Mr. Morrice has performed in England and Germany and in many orchestras and chamber ensembles on the West Coast. For a decade, Mr. Morrice played chamber music on Sundays at the Upstart Crow Restaurant in Fresno and was once featured on the "Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt" show on CBS after having performed in a string quartet on top of Half Dome in Yosemite. He served as Orchestra Director at Bullard and Edison High Schools in Fresno and currently conducts the string ensemble at Fresno City College.

CYNTHIA STUART, violinist and violist, is the assistant principal second violin in the Fresno Philharmonic. She is a long time member of the chamber music ensemble Moment Musical. She has been principal second violin of the Fresno Lyric Opera and Community Chorus Orchestras and has played with the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble. Ms. Stuart maintains a private studio and is active in the Fresno section of the American String Teachers' Association which holds a yearly chamber music workshop for students.

CLAUDIA SHIUH, violinist and violist, has performed extensively throughout California as a chamber musician. Formerly principal violist of the Fresno Philharmonic, Ms. Shiuh also served as principal violist of Paris' l'orchestre de chambre Paul Kuentz, touring throughout France. Ms. Shiuh has performed in Italy with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra and was a guest artist at the Ascoli Piceno Music Festival. As a faculty member of CSU Fresno, she has given seminars and concerts in Austria. She was a member of the Chamber Orchestra of America and performed as a soloist in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

JUDY ROBINSON, cellist, is a native of Fresno. She joined the Fresno Philharmonic while in high school and continues to perform with the orchestra, occasionally acting as assistant principal cellist. Ms. Robinson attended CSU Fresno as a music major. She has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, the Community Chorus Orchestra and as principal cellist with the Fresno Lyric Opera. Ms. Robinson maintains a private music studio and appears frequently in the Fresno area as a chamber musician.

PHILHARMONIA STRINGS is ready to enhance your special occasion with beautiful music. Call Judy Robinson at (559) 449-9868 or email her at jrcello@sbcglobal.net.

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