Violin, Viola
Jennifer Ries
(She/Her) Hello!  I am a professional violist in the Washington DC area.  I play with several classical ensembles at the Kennedy Center, as well as Arena Stage and Round House Theater.  I also have been teaching violin and viola and coaching chamber music in the area for 20 years.
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Jennifer Ries

My name is Jennifer Ries, and I am a violist and teacher in the DC area.  I play regularly at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, and varios local theaters like Arena Stage and Round House Theater.  I graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 1987 and the San Francisco Conservatory's Chamber Music Center in 1990.  I was principal viola and concerto competion winner in the New Wold Symphony in Miami Bach in 1992-1993, then won a position in the Kansas City Symphony from 1995-2004.  While in Kansas City, I received a one year position teaching viola at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and also play as a sub with the Minnesota Orchetra in 1998-1999.  

I moved back to the DC area in 2004, and play in several groups.  I have subbed with the National Symphony and Baltimore Symphony.  I teach privately, and at the Holton Arms School.  I played in the Beau Soir Ensemble, trio for viola, flute and Harp for five years, and have started my own group, The Inner Loop Chamber Players with pianist and music director of the Washington Ballet Glenn Sales.





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2005 - 2007
Coaching and teaching advanced students at NOI.

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