French-born violist Yael Senamaud was a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Paris and Palau De Les Artes Reina Sofia Opera in Valencia, Spain before moving to the United States with her family. She also taught the viola as a professor in the Paris region conservatory system. In addition, Yael performed with the Orchestra of Paris, the National Opera, and the Radio France Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, she was a founding member of the Alizes Quartet and the Trio Interlude (flute, viola, and harp.) Yael performed contemporary music with the Ensemble Intercontemporain under the baton of Pierre Boulez. A graduate of France’s National Conservatory of Music and Dance and Peabody Conservatory, she studied the viola with Bruno Pasquier and Paul Coletti.

Since her arrival in the United States, Yael has played with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and Concert Nova, among other orchestras and ensembles. She currently serves as Principal Violist of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Springfield Symphony Orchestra (in Ohio), and plays with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, and ProMusica (in Columbus, Ohio).

In France, Yael studied the Baroque violin with Patrick Bismuth and enjoyed performing on the baroque violin, viola, and viola d’amore since then. She has continued performing in the United States with Generation Harmonique, the Catacoustic Consort, the Collegium Cincinnati and Bourbon Baroque. This last summer, Yael was a recipient of the Catacoustic Consort Grant and participated in the Baroque Performance Institute program at Oberlin College. Yael and her family reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.


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Download article as PDF by Daniel Hathaway   Surely it was just a coincidence that CityMusic Cleveland’s final series of concerts mostly duplicated works The Cleveland Orchestra had played the week before in the third concert of its all-Beethoven Prometheus Project at Severance Hall. The unique piece on CityMusic’s program was the Violin Concerto, which received […]

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