Inés Voglar Belgique performs with passion and grace as Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Oregon Symphony and a member of new music ensemble, Fear No Music. As a member of DuoKrom alongside flutist Molly Barth, Voglar Belgique recently performed on tour in Slovenia (2023) which included performances at the Slovenian Parliament, National University Library, and Vipava Castle. Committed to music education, Voglar Belgique is the conductor of the String Ensemble (PYSE) of the Portland Youth Philharmonic and a faculty member at the Interlochen Adult Chamber Music Camp and the Portland Summer Ensembles. As Artistic Director of Fear No Music from 2005 until 2011, Voglar Belgique curated unique concerts that featured collaborations with internationally acclaimed composers alongside the music of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Before joining the Oregon Symphony in 2004, she played two seasons with the Pittsburgh Symphony as an extra musician, including national and European tours. Other orchestral distinctions include having been Guest Concertmaster of the Galicia Symphony Orchestra in December 2007 and being a frequent Concertmaster of the Astoria Music Festival Orchestra. Born to a Slovenian family in Venezuela, where she studied music under the program “El Sistema” and violin with Roberto Valdes, she came to the United States in 1996 to complete her undergraduate and graduate studies from Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University with then-Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Andrés Cárdenes.
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