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Barbara Corbató is currently Assistant Principal Viola of the Grand Rapids
Symphony, where she has performed since 1990. She is an active chamber
musician- performing with the GRS’ Calder String Quintet, the Perugino
String Quartet, regularly at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck and in
area chamber music concerts with friends and colleagues.
Ms. Corbató is a dedicated viola teacher- currently serving on the viola
faculties at Aquinas and Hope Colleges, while also maintaining a busy home
viola studio of grades 5-12 and adult students. She has also served on the
viola faculty at Calvin College.
Ms. Corbató began her viola studies in Columbus, Ohio, and then attended
the University of Michigan, where she received Bachelor and Master of
Music degrees in Viola Performance. Before making Grand Rapids her
home, she performed in the New World Symphony of Miami, Florida, the
Spoleto Festival of South Carolina and Italy, and the orchestras of
Columbus, Flint, and Saginaw. She has also participated in music festivals in
Santa Barbara and Aspen.
Assistant Principal Viola of the Grand Rapids Symphony
A West Michigan Native, violist/violinist Kristina Zeinstra earned her Bachelor’s in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and an Artist Certificate in Viola Performance from the University of Tennessee. She has been teaching private and group violin and viola lessons since 2012 and enjoys playing a wide range of genres including classical, jazz, bluegrass, and pop. She has also performed as a member of both the Holland Symphony Orchestra and Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and has participated in orchestra, chamber, and solo performances throughout the United States.
Specializes in classical, jazz, bluegrass and pop.