Lynne Ramsey, viola< Back to artists
Lynne Ramsey has been first assistant principal violist of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1989, where she holds the Charles and Janet Kimball Chair. She received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School. Her teachers included Karen Tuttle, Ramon Scavelli and David Dawson. She has also been principal violist of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland, Saint Paul Chamber and Air Force String orchestras, as well as the North Carolina, Baltimore and Arlington Symphonies.
Ramsey was invited to perform the Walton Viola Concerto with the Beijing Philharmonic in China in December 1985 and was the first foreigner to perform in Beijing’s new concert hall. She has performed chamber music concerts throughout the US and previously taught at Oberlin Conservatory and the Aspen Music Festival. She was appointed to the CIM faculty in 2001.