Mary Papoulis, violin
After 28 years in the Cascade Quartet residency, Mary is excited to share her favorite concerto: Lalo Symphonie Espaniol, with her Great Falls audience on January 19, 2019 in the Mansfield Theatre. Other Great Falls Symphony solo appearances have included chamber concertos: Bach double violin, Bach Oboe and violin, Haydn Symphonie Concertante, Vivialdi cello and violin concerto, as well has her favorite Meditation from Thais, Saint Saens Dance Macabre, Bukvich Hanukkah dance, and improvisations in D minor with Phil Aaberg. Her last solo concerto performance in Great Falls was with the Mendelssohn in 1995. This past May she toured with the String Orchestra of the Rockies to Seattle, Spokane, and Ellensburg. In summer 2016 Mary was a violinist with the Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Italy, and Big Sky Classical music Festival in Montana. In 2015 she performed as guest violinist with Solero Flamenco in the Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival. Other Summer activities have included the Amadeus Festival, and Big Sky Alive contemporary music Festival. Mary's musical performances have taken her as far as China, Italy, Norway, and Cambridge, England. She has taught at the Olympic Music Festival in Washington, the Summer Youth Orchestra Workshop in Bozeman, and workshops with the Ying Quartet. Papoulis holds a DMA from SUNY Stony Brook, MM from Eastman and BM from Indiana University. She has studied baroque violin with Stanley Riche and jazz violin with the Turtle Island String Quartet. She can be heard on recordings with the Cascade Quartet, and the String Orchestra of the Rockies. In her spare time, Mary plays folk, blues, and gypsy music with guitarist Rich Matoon, and alto saxophone in John Gemberling's Jazz Band. She is also a certified instructor of Nia Technique, a sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness.