Year you joined the ECSO: Member 2015, Sub 2011
Ariana Straznicky received her Master of Music in Violin Performance w/ Suzuki Pedagogy Emphasis from The Hartt School. With a great passion for symphonic music, Ariana is an avid freelancer who performs on many of Connecticut’s premiere concert stages including that of Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Bridgeport Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Wallingford Symphony Orchestra, New Britain Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, CT Philharmonic, Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, and Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. Ariana has also performed in the pit of the Phantom of the Opera North American Tour, countless ballets and operas. She is an accomplished vocalist and actress who has appeared as a soloist with Eastern CT Symphony and Wallingford Symphony and in prominent regional theaters. She’s also the founder of Ariana Strings, an award-winning wedding music company, where she invites many ECSO players to perform pop and classical music for special events all around New England.
Hidden talent(s):Whistling, Acting, Studying Language
Favorite musical memory:Performing in the pit of the Phantom of the Opera North American tour.
Favorite Motto or Quote:“If I cannot fly, let me sing.” – Stephen Sondheim
Favorite Composer:Tchaikovsky, Dvorak
What/Who inspired you to take up your instrument:Honest answer: When I was 3 years old, I watched The Muppets play “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and I was hooked. Though, my parents insist I was fascinated by a string quartet at a friend’s wedding, which is perfectly apt seeing that I now own a wedding music company, myself!