Mary Rowell (Violin/Viola) is a freelance professional musician and teacher in the Portland area. Mary’s violin playing has been described as “brilliant” by Anne Voegtlin of the Columbian. Collaborations include performing with Andy Stein of Prairie Home Companion, Al Stewart and Thomas Rheingans (live from the Fries).
As a freelancer, she plays many styles including, period playing (baroque violin and viola). Currently, Mary is Concertmaster of the Bach Cantata Choir Orchestra, subs with Portland Baroque Orchestra, plays regularly at Portland Center Stage and is in a violin duo with Tatiana Kolchanova.
Mary received her Masters in Music from Portland State studying with Carol Sindell. She lives in Southeast Portland with her piano-technician husband, cats, chickens and bees.