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Nina Bell

Principal

Nina Bell began playing the trumpet at age ten, shortly after moving with her family from Ramla, Israel to Coral Springs, FL. She lived and studied trumpet in Florida until beginning her Bachelor Degree in Trumpet Performance at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, studying with Charlie Geyer and Barbara Butler and graduating five years later with Departmental Honors and an additional degree in Jewish Studies. While at Northwestern, Nina co-founded the Obsidian Brass Quintet, with whom she actively performed and competed for several years. Nina went on to complete a Masters of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Michael Sachs and receiving both the Dr. Calvin E. Weber Award and the Dr. and Mrs. K.L. Wu Memorial Award in Trumpet. Recent summer engagements include the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, CO; the Music Academy of the West, in Santa Barbara, CA; and Pacific Music Festival, in Sapporo, Japan. Nina lives in Cleveland Heights, frequently performing as substitute with such orchestras as the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, and Firelands Symphony Orchestra. Nina’s favorite hobbies include reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

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CityMusic Cleveland is a professional chamber orchestra that performs free concerts throughout Northeast Ohio,often accompanied by exhibits of local artwork.

Since exploding onto the scene in 2004, CityMusic Cleveland has won cheering audiences with beautiful music, brilliantly performed in familiar neighborhood settings.
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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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