Noted Sisters in Residence with Community School of the Arts

The NIU Community School of Arts of the College of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to announce the residency of Amy Barston and her sister Elisa Barston. These noted performers, Amy on cello and Elisa on violin, will share their expertise with local public schools as well as with several groups of students studying through the Community School of the Arts.

The Barston's residency is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Amy Barston is artistic director of the Canandaigua Lake Music Festival in New York and the cellist of The Corigliano Quartet. She performs regularly with the world's most celebrated fiddler, Mark O'Connor.

 Amy Sue Barston

 Elisa Barston

Elisa Barston is the principal second violinist of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. She has won a number of awards for her playing, is an active soloist, and has played with major symphony orchestras throughout the world. The Barstons are sisters who grew up in Evanston and began their training there as Suzuki students at the Music Institute of Chicago.

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