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Bonnie Bewick

Violin, Boston Symphony Orchestra

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A member of the Boston Symphony since 1987, Bonnie Bewick attended University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and earned her bachelor's degree in music in 1986 from the Curtis Institute of Music. Prior to joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Bewick won a position with the Columbus Symphony and participated in summer music festivals at Interlochen, Spoleto, the Colorado Philharmonic, and the Grand Tetons. She has made solo appearances with a number of West Coast orchestras, with the Boston Pops under John Williams and Keith Lockhart, as well as with the New England Philharmonic and the Cape Ann Symphony in New England.

While trained as a classical violinist, Bewick’s passion is bringing many forms of traditional and folk music to classical audiences. With that purpose in mind, she formed the group Classical Tangent in 2007, comprising BSO members and other traditional musicians. This project has been enthusiastically received by audiences at Symphony Hall, around Boston, and in the Berkshires, with a featured performance in June 2010 with the Boston Pops under Keith Lockhart. Since then, Bewick has also established the duo Frame ( with her brother, guitar player and songsmith Ken Bewick; they released their first CD in March 2013.

Bewick plays folk music with the group Childsplay (, leads orchestra audition seminars all over the country, and teaches privately. When she finds herself with extra time on her hands, one of her favorite pastimes is cooking with her brother and playing golf. She is married to Michael Brown and has two fabulous sons, Andrew and Kevin.

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