Dolores D’Aigle, Violin

Dolores D’Aigle, a native Oregonian, started violin lessons at Portland’s Hayhurst elementary school. Her high school years were spent in the Chicago area, where she then attended Northwestern University on academic and music scholarships. She studied with Edgar Muenzer of the Chicago Symphony and was co-concertmaster of the Chicago Civic orchestra. After graduating early with a BM degree, she spent two seasons with the Florida Symphony and then four years with the San Antonio Symphony. While in Texas she also studied with Stephan Clapp at University of Texas in Austin and as an Aspen Music Festival Fellow.

In 1978 she returned to Portland to become Assistant Principal Violin II of the Oregon Symphony. Continuing to study, she has participated in master classes with Kato Havas, Denes Zsigmondy, Max Rostal, Tibor Varga and Burton Kaplan. Other musical activities in Portland include a string quartet, a private teaching studio, and playing organ, viola, and piano for other venues.

Dolores has a long association with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, including starting the first sectionals which she continues to coach, organizing the first four International tours and serving on the Executive Board. She has also served on the Executive Board for the Local Musicians Union, plus several OSO negotiating teams, OSO Players Committee Chair and ICSOM Representative.

Dolores is a certified mediator for the state of Oregon. She speaks German and Hungarian, and relaxes by swimming, hiking, and camping in the beautiful Oregon countryside.

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