Meet the Symphony

Principal Players


Brynn Albanese made her solo debut at the age of 10 with the Carson Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in Los Angeles within a family of professional musicians, she was exposed to music from infancy. Her Mother was a cellist, Father a clarinetist and her grandfather a concert pianist. The most prominent musician in the family was Opera Prima Donna, Licia Albanese. Brynn studied in Los Angeles from the age of four until seventeen with Elizabeth Ivanoff Holborn.

Mrs. Albanese graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore Maryland with the highest honors. She served as Concertmaster of the Peabody Orchestra for four years including a tour in 1987 to the former U.S.S.R. 

Brynn has performed at the Tanglewood Music Festival, where in 1958 her Mother also performed.  Both summers Mrs. Albanese was appointed Concertmaster for the first and second Leonard Bernstein Memorial concerts under Seiji Ozawa and Rodger Norrington; she received the Henry Kohn Award for The Most Valuable Member of the Tanglewood Festival. 

In the fall of 1992 Brynn relocated to Boston where she was appointed Concertmaster of the Boston Philharmonic under Benjamin Zander and also Principal Second of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under John Williams and Keith Lockhart. From 1993 to 1998 she was a regular with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Seiji Ozawa; she participated in all domestic and international tours as well as all recordings.

On the Central Coast now since 2005, Brynn has performed numerous recitals and a wide variety of projects over the last ten years. Her musical life since then has extended far into the non-classical realm as she is the violinist for the extremely popular Gypsy, Tango, Swing, Folk and Wild Classical ensemble, Café Musique. They have performed all over California and beyond. 



Board of Directors

The Symphony Board of Directors is made up of outstanding leaders in our community.  If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact the Symphony office at (805) 543-3533. 

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 658
San Luis Obispo, CA  93406

Street Address:
75 Higuera Street, Suite #160
San Luis Obispo, CA  93401