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Chuck Krenner

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Chuck Krenner is from Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Chuck started playing violin at the age of five, and began his viola studies after high school with Thomas Turner, principal violist of the Minnesota Orchestra. He received his Bachelor’s degree in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. In Cleveland Chuck studied with Mark Jackobs of the Cleveland Orchestra and Jeffrey Irvine. As a substitute musician, Chuck has worked with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Toledo Symphony, and the South Dakota Symphony. Chuck plays with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra in Arkansas and has been with CityMusic since its second season. As well as being a freelance musician, Chuck is also a composer, an artist, and an arranger. Current works can be found by visiting chuckkrenner.com.

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CityMusic Cleveland shines through acoustic barrier on lively season opener (review)

October 20, 2016

By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer   BEACHWOOD, Ohio – A diamond in the rough. That’s the image that best describes CityMusic Cleveland’s first performance of the 2016-17 season. No complaints, in fact only praise, for the actual performances, led by music director Avner Dorman Wednesday evening. About the venue, however, the auditorium at Fairmount Temple, a few […]



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