Debra Price, Violinist...
Violinist Debra Price began playing at age nine. Tutored by her
mother, Eunice W. Price, and coached by Vera Barstow, she later
studied with Endre Granat at CSU Northridge and Eudice Shapiro at
USC. Ms. Price completed her post-graduate work at the Institute of
Advanced Music Studies in Montreaux, Switzerland with the renowned
Her achievements include two-time winner of the Annual Concerto
Contest sponsored by the Los Angeles Music Teachers Association;
twice recipient of the Congress of Strings Scholarship Award, where
she performed with Yehudi Menuhin the Concerto for Two Violins by
Bach. Also a top winner in the Etude Music Club Auditions; winner
of the Senior Division of the California String Teachers
Association; three-time first place winner in the Southwest Music
Festival; recipient of the Jascha Heifetz Scholarship Award from the
University of Southern California.
She has appeared as soloist with several orchestras which include
the San Bernadino Symphony Orchestra, the Honolulu Symphony (where
Ms. Price was the assistant concertmaster for 3 years.) She has
appeared as a guest soloist with the San Fernando Valley Symphony,
the Los Angelses Concert Orchestra, the California Institute of the
Arts Orchestra, the Los Angeles Repertoire Chamber Orchestra, the
Pacific Palisades Orchestra, and a two-time performer with the
Glendale Symphony Orchestra. She was also featured on a TV program
with the renowned Sydney Harth, and has also served as concertmaster on a
number of theatrical musicals under the direction of Kevin Farrell.
Ms. Price was adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu,
Ca. and was the founding member of the Pacific Strings and Chanot
Trio. She is a familiar face in the Southern California classical
music scene, as a long time member of the Long Beach Symphony,
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. She has occupied positions as assistant
concertmaster with the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and as
concertmaster with the Downey and the Burbank Symphonies.
She has also been featured in numerous chamber music and solo
recitals throughout the world, and has performed with the LA Master
Choral, LA Opera orchestra, and many others.
Ms. Price also currently records the music for the motion picture,
television and the record industries. She is also currently featured
weekly on stage at the Viva Cantina Restaurant, which was written up
in LA Weekly magazine, as the #1 entertainment spot in Los Angeles
and "best kept secret".