Retiring Musicians: Theresa Benshoof and Nancy Page Griffin

The Seattle Symphony honors two retiring musicians, Theresa Benshoof and Nancy Page Griffin, who will be leaving the orchestra at the end of the 2014–2015 season.

Assistant Principal Cello

Theresa Benshoof

Theresa Benshoof

Assistant Principal Cello Theresa Benshoof has been a Seattle Symphony musician since 1979. Prior to joining the Seattle Symphony, she was Principal Cellist for the Northwest Chamber Orchestra. Benshoof studied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Fine Arts School and the University of Washington. She has taught at Cornish College of the Arts, Pacific Lutheran University and Wenatchee Valley College. Benshoof is passionate about ensemble work and takes any opportunity to be involved in chamber music. She won the Coleman Competition, an international ensemble competition, and has played the New Hampshire Summer Music Festival over the years.



Bass

Nancy Page Griffin

Nancy Page Griffin

Bassist Nancy Page Griffin has played in the Seattle Symphony since 1961. She has performed with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and at festivals including the Cabrillo Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival and in the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra. Her teachers were James Vrhel, Principal Bass of the Chicago Symphony and Georges Moleux, Principal Bass of the Boston Symphony. She was the Secretary of the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians and Chairperson of Seattle Symphony and Opera Players’ Organization. She graduated magna cum laude with a BA from University of Redlands.

Posted on June 12, 2015

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