Performance Experience

Start gloried in the fifth movement of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, where her agreeable mellow tone emerged fully…Passionate sound characterized Start’s performance…
Kalamazoo Gazette, Sunday, April 11, 2004

  • Orchestral:
    • Kalamazoo Symphony (9/2001–present)
    • Elgin Symphony (88-present)
    • Chicago Philharmonic (formerly known as Symphony II) (94-present)
    • Ravinia Festival Orchestra (94-present)
    • Illinois Chamber Symphony (86-95)
    • Orchestra of Illinois (88)
    • Ballet Chicago Orchestra (88-89)
    • Chicago Chamber Orchestra (87-93)
    • Chicago Opera Theatre (91-92)
    • Chicago String Ensemble (92-93)
    • Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (91-2000)
    • Ohio Light Opera Orchestra (summer, 82)
    • Kalamazoo Bach Festival Society (78)
    • Lake Forest Symphony (93-95)
    • other free-lance activities (87-present)
  • Chamber and solo:
    • CUBE ensemble, Chicago, frequent guest artist, (90-2013)
    • Contemporary Chamber Players of the University of Chicago (88-96)
    • American Women Composers (88-96)
    • New Music Chicago (88, 92)
    • New Art Ensemble (88)
    • Chicago Composers’ Consortium (88-present)
    • Baroque Soloists of Illinois (85-87)
    • Basically Bach Ensemble (86)
    • Lumiere String Quartet (88-92)
    • chamber concerts of new music at Orchestra Hall with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (91-93)
  • Numerous solo and chamber ensemble concerts in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Washington D.C., and Alaska, including solo performance by request at New England Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Medieval Congress (2002-2003)
  • Premiere performances of solo and chamber works by more than forty composers
  • Member, BEMADI Trio (88-96)
  • Recordings on the labels of CRI and Editions de la Rue Margot, Paris
  • Live broadcast performances, including original compositions, on WFMT-FM
  • Live broadcast performance on WGN
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