Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Meryl Koenig

Meryl Koenig, horn, completed her master’s degree in horn performance in May 2002 at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. Prior to her study at BU, she received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in music history and theory. While at Penn, she won first place in the University’s Concerto Competition. She performed Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 1 for an audience of 900 people at the Zellerbach Auditorium. In Boston, she performed with the Boston University Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra as well as with the Meloria Woodwind Quintet. She is an alumnus of the New York Youth Symphony. In the spring of 2000 she performed the Beethoven Horn Sonata at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as part of the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Progam. She recently moved back to New York City. She has been performing with local orchestras like the Musica Bella Orchestra and various chamber groups like the Vasako Trio. Last May, she revisited Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 1 with the Musica Bella orchestra. Her principal teachers include soloist Eric Ruske, Michelle Baker of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Erik Ralske of the New York Philharmonic, and Jeffry Kirschen of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She is a member and scholarship recipient of the Pen and Brush Club of New York, a women's art society. She recently completed recording her first demo CD.

Musica Bella concerts: December 8, 2002; March 23, 2003; May 18, 2003; June 21, 2003; October 19, 2003; November 30, 2003; February 29, 2004

This bio last updated April 28, 2004.