Cynthia Ryan

2017 Round Top Music Festival

Cynthia Ryan
Viola
San Francisco, San Francisco
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Education: MM, Viola - SFCM 5/17, MBA, MIT - 6/00, BM, Viola - 12/95 University of Michigan

Major teachers: Walter Trampler, Nathan Gordon, Yizak Schotten, Jodi Levitz, Jay Liu (orchestral studies)

Student summer programs: Tanglewood, LA Philharmonic Institute

International program: Schools Proms Concerts, London, UK

After completing my BM, I began a business career, got my MBA and spent 15 years working in Silicon Valley at companies including HP and Amazon. During this time, I remained active in freelance gigs, community orchestras and adult summer programs. I was often in a principal or assistant principal seat.

I decided in 2014 to return to music as a career with the goal of combining my business skills with active, professional orchestral playing.