Musical Resume of Jan Ekstedt



2011-Present          Founder and 1st violinist of the Wichita String Quartet

2011-2013             Concert Master of the Delano Chamber Orchestra (Pastor Jan performing the Bach E Major Violin Concert)

2006-2010             1st Violinist in Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra

                              1st Violinist in the Wartburg College Symphony Orchestra

2005                      Minister of Music at First Christian Church of Kent, WA

1973-to present      Freelance Musician and Instructor of the Violin

1998-present          Founder, and First Violinist of the Seattle String Quartet

1980-2000             Folklife Festival, Seattle , WA

1997                      Played at Key Arena in the Luciano Pavarotti Orchestra

1994-1996             Guest Soloist: Boeing Community Orchestra

1993                      Recital Soloist: Haller Lake United Methodist Church Music Series

1992-1993             1st Violinist in the Evergreen City Ballet Orchestra

1991                      Concertmaster of the Midsummer Musical Retreat Orchestra, Port Townsend ,  WA  

1989-1990             Guest Soloist: Federal Way Philharmonic Orchestra, Federal Way, WA

1987-1994             Bus. Rep., Musicians Union, Local 76-493, Seattle , WA

1986-1990             Concertmaster, Federal Way Philharmonic Orchestra

1985-1986             Concertmaster of Philharmonia Northwest

1984-1985             Concertmaster of the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra

1982-1984             Substitute in Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera

1981-1984             Assistant Concertmaster of the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra & Summer Orchestra Concertmaster

1978-1981             Johnny Russell Orchestra, Reno-Tahoe Club Circuit

1978-1981             1st Violinist, Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Reno, NV

1978-1981             1st Violinist in the Nevada Opera Guild, Reno, NV

1978-1981             Manager of the Reno Chamber Orchestra

1976-1977             Asst. Concertmaster of the Thalia Chamber Orchestra

1975                      Prod. Staff Manager - Aspen Music Festival, Aspen , CO

1974-1975             Production Manager for the Spokane Symphony

1973-1974             Musician in the Spokane Symphony, Spokane,  WA

1973-1975             Asst. Conductor, EWU Symphony Orchestra, Cheney, WA

1963-1968             Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra


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