Originally from the Seattle area, violist Justine Preston brings her intense passion for music-making to all corners of the repertoire, from chamber music the Lazuli String Quartet to solo and orchestral performances across the United States. While she is dedicated to performing many types of music, her zeal for chamber music keeps her working in various innovative ensembles around the Bay Area. She also has a passion for teaching and musical outreach.
Justine has participated in several summer music festivals, including the Chautauqua Institute in 2010, the Castleton Festival in 2011—where she worked with Lorin Maazel in the last few years of his life—and the National Orchestral Institute in 2012. She has performed in master classes around the country, playing for violists such as Emanuel Vardi, Roland Vamos, Lawrence Power, Peter Slowik, and Ivo-Jan van der Werff, among many others. As the violist in the Lazuli Quartet, she has played in master classes for members of the Borromeo String Quartet, Kronos Quartet, Takacs Quartet, Danish String Quartet, and Fidelio Trio.
Justine is a recent graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she received a Master of Music degree studying with Jodi Levitz. She graduated magna cum laude from Shenandoah University with a Bachelor of Music studying with Doris Lederer of the Audubon Quartet. While living in Virginia, Justine maintained a private studio of violin and viola students, working with students of varying ages and abilities. She continues to teach in the Bay Area where she is building a career in music.
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