Throughout her lifetime career, Mary Budd Horozaniecki has been in equal demand as an outstanding violinist, distinguished scholar, classical performing artist and honored pedagogue. She has appeared nationally as a soloist and in collaboration with chamber ensembles and orchestras. A frequent master class presenter and guest artist at colleges and universities, Mary currently holds the title Senior Lecturer in Music at Carleton College and teaches at Augsburg and Macalester Colleges in Minnesota.
Throughout her lifetime career, Mary Budd Horozaniecki has been in equal demand as an outstanding violinist, distinguished scholar, classical performing artist and honored pedagogue.
Ms Horozaniecki is well known as a dynamic and dedicated teacher. While developing an immensely successful teaching career, Mary’s students have gone on to lead active careers as orchestra directors, concert artists, and teachers. She was honored as the recipient of the prestigious Master Teacher Award by the Minnesota American String Teachers Association (MnASTA), in 1993. Mary has taught at the MacPhail Center for the Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has served as faculty for numerous summer workshops including the Upper Midwest String and Chamber Music Conference. Currently, Mary holds the title Senior Lecturer in Music at Carleton College and teaches at Augsburg and Macalester Colleges in Minnesota.
Mary is frequently invited to present master classes, recitals, and lectures throughout the United States and Canada. Recent invitations included her as a guest artist in the “Violin Celebration” at Concordia College in Minnesota along with Jorja Fleezanis (Indiana University) and Karl Paulnack (The Boston Conservatory). She has given master classes at venues that include the String Academy at Indiana University, the Crane School of Music, SUNY, Potsdam, the University of Iowa, the University of Nebraska, The Ohio State University, the University of Manitoba and the University of Central Florida. She has presented four times at the national conference for the American String Teachers Association. Her most recent presentation was entitled “Studying the Violin at the College Level: Prospectives on Progress and Process” Known for her scholarly research, her work on violin duos, with colleague Dr. Sarah Hersh of the Crane School of Music, SUNY, Potsdam, was lauded in the article, “Vertical Climb” by James Reel; Strings Magazine, February 2006.
Recognized as one of the areas favorite performing artists, Mary currently performs as the violinist for the Chiarina Piano Quartet and the Lowry Hill Chamber Players. Her colleagues in the quartet are: David Viscoli, piano, Mark Rudoff, cello, and Nancy Nehring, viola. The Lowry Hill Chamber Players is a combination of members David Viscoli and Mary Horozaniecki from the Chiarina Piano Quartet, and members Robert Anderson, bass, Richard Marshall, violin and viola, and Sachiya Isomura, cello, from the Minnesota Orchestra. Also a champion of contemporary music, she has performed and recorded numerous world premieres including works by Phillip Rhodes and pianist/composer Donald Betts on Inscape and Centaur labels. She serves as concertmaster for the Masterworks Orchestra associated with the Masterworks Chorale of Minnesota conducted by Dr. Peter Hendrickson.
Ms Horozaniecki is a two-time fellowship winner at the Blossom Festival School, and has studied at the Meadowmount School of Music. She is an Honors graduate of the school of music at Indiana University where she was privileged to study with the late Josef Gingold. Mary also mentored with Margaret Pardee of the Juilliard School, Emily Austin of the Detroit Symphony and Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio. Her violin is a Ferdinandus Gagliano, made in Naples, 1753.
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