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Jan's violin teachers: Emanual Zetlin, Kelly Farris, and Henry Segal

  1. Emanuel Zetlin: who studied with Leopold Auer, the teacher of Jascha Heifez.

  2. Kelly Farris: who studied with Ivan Galamian, the teacher of Itzhak Perlman.

  3. Henry Siegl: who was concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony for 26 years.  Siegl had previously been a violinist in the NBC Symphony under Arturo Toscanini.


Jan Ekstedt's Music Resume

2012-2015              Concertmaster of the Delano Chamber Orchestra, Wichita, KS

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

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

1978-Present         Freelance Musician

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

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

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