About Daphne

Daphne Gooch is a Portland-based violist whose passion for both chamber and orchestral music encompasses a wide range of repertoire, from the Baroque period to contemporary music. During her formative years as an undergraduate at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she played with the Baroque Ensemble as well as with the New Music Ensemble while also collaborating with numerous chamber groups.

She then went on to receive a Master's in Orchestral Performance from Manhattan School of Music and an Artist Diploma from the San Francisco Academy Orchestra.

A founding member of the Astraeus String Quartet, Daphne enjoyed four years with this ensemble before moving to Portland.

She is currently privileged to play with the Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Opera, Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, and the Santa Rosa Symphony in her Northern California hometown.

Daphne teaches viola and violin and piano at her studio in Portland.

Q&A with Daphne

How do you handle children?

I like to use a variety of methods depending on how the student learns best.

What has been your greatest experience as a musician so far?

Playing Swan Lake with the San Francisco Ballet!

What was the biggest stage you played on?

The Moda Center! (With the Eagles)

Level(s) Comfortable Teaching

Beginner to Advanced

What languages can you teach in?


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