Lorely Zgonc

Alfred Author-Lorely Zgonc

Lorely Zgonc is a professional violinist and music educator who has played with the Phoenix, Tucson and Oregon Symphonies and was principal violinist with the West Coast and Aspen Chamber Orchestras. She was an artist in residence for the state of Oregon and currently teaches in the Reynolds School District in Fairview, Oregon, where she has taught strings since 1987. Ms. Zgonc is also the concertmaster and soloist with the Oregon Ballet Theater and Portland Opera Orchestras. A frequent adjudicator and clinician throughout the Western states, she enjoys writing for orchestra, with emphsis on building string technique and has published a beginning performance trainer for individual or group string instruction, Stars & Strings Forever. Lorely Zgonc is married to Dr. Larry Zgonc, director of orchestras at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon, and principal bass of the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Orchestras. He is the founder and director of the MHCC Northwest Orchestra Festival and the artistic co-director of the Beijing International Orchestra Festival.