Eleanor Angel, viola
Eleanor Angel is a member of Symphony Silicon Valley and Principal Viola of the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with Pasadena Chamber Orchestra, Bay Chamber Orchestras; the former San Jose Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony; and the Opera companies of West Bay, San Jose and San Francisco. Ms. Angel has participated in the Music Festivals at Tanglewood, Yale-Norfolk, Prussia Cove- England, Trogen-Switzerland, Perugia and Siena-Italy, as well as the Music in the Mountains Festival, Desert Foothills Musicfest, Midsummer Mozart Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Cabrillo Festival.
She is a founding member of the Sunrise Quartet and the Pegasus Quartet, and currently plays for the San Francisco Symphony's Adventure in Music Program-Madrone Quartet.
Eleanor's solo performances include; Flos Campi and Thomas Tallis Themes by Vaughn Williams, Trauermusik by Hindemith, the G Major and the Double Concertos by Telemann, the Brandenberg Concertos No. 3 and 6 by Bach, the Simphonia Concertante by Mozart, and Transluencies by Barton.
In addition to having a full studio of violin and viola students, Eleanor is the past Assistant Director of the de Veritch Institute for Viola, and the Founder/past President of the Northern California Viola Society.
Eleanor Angel received her Bachelors degree from Indiana University, under Georges Janzer, followed by a year of private study with William Primrose. She earned her Master's degree from the Eastman School of Music, under Atar Arad.