Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers
George Shangrow, music director
PO Box 15825
Seattle, WA 98115



Violinist Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi began her studies at the age of five at the New England Conservatory of Music, and went on to make her solo debut at the age of nine with the New Hampshire Philharmonic. She studied with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School, Erick Friedman at the Manhattan School, and Jascha Heifetz at the University of Southern California. Ms. Kransberg-Talvi has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, the Oklahoma City Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, and the Kennedy Center Orchestra. She has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician in many acclaimed venues, including the Gardner Museum in Boston, Bargemusic in New York, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Tacoma International Music Festival, and of course, her beloved Showcase Series in Seattle, of which she is the artistic director. She is also the concertmaster of the Pacific Northwest Ballet. While living in Los Angeles, Ms. Kransberg-Talvi became a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with whom she recorded Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with Gerard Schwarz on the Angel label, and Vivaldi's Four Seasons with Alun Francis on the Ambassador label. Ms. Kransberg-Talvi lives in Seattle with her husband, Ilkka Talvi, concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony, and their two musical daughters, Anna and Sarah. Ms. Kransberg-Talvi and Mr. Talvi have performed often as a duo team, most recently in the 1999 FinnFest at Meany Hall at the University of Washington, where they premiered a work for two violins by Finnish composer Erkki Salmenhaara.
Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi

Recent performances:
Violin Concerto