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Lori Barnet

Cello · Principal

National Philharmonic

  • 35 years


  • BA, Bennington College
  • Baroque Performance studies, International Baroque Institute at Longy
  • Amherst Early Music Festival

Professional Activities

  • Professional Lecturer in Music (cello and chamber music), The George Washington University, 1991-present
  • Cellist, Richmond Symphony 1974-77
  • Founding member Richmond Chamber Players 1974-77
  • Principal cellist, Penn Contemporary Players (Philadelphia) 1978-91
  • Principal cellist, Augusta Symphony (GA) 1982-84
  • Principal cellist, National Philharmonic 1985-present
  • Principal cellist, Contemporary Music Forum (DC) 1985-2005
  • Principal cellist, Wolf Trap Opera Orchestra; member 1985-present
  • Principal cellist, Alexandria Symphony 1990-98
  • Principal cellist, Orchestra 2001 (Philadelphia) 1992-2015
  • Principal cellist, Washington Chamber Symphony (DC) 1992-2002
  • Guest principal cellist, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra 2002-06
  • Continuo cellist, Washington Chamber Symphony Cantata series 2007-12
  • Principal cellist Chamber Orchestra First Editions (Philadelphia) 2015-present
  • Co-director with Rosa Lamoreaux of Open Page Ensemble 2018-present
  • Cellist Kontrabande (period performance ensemble)
  • Solo performances with Augusta Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, National Philharmonic, Orchestra 2001, Chamber Orchestra First Editions, Washington Chamber Orchestra, Catholic University Orchestra, American University Orchestra, George Washington University Orchestra
  • Period performance appearances with National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, ArcoVoce, The Vivaldi Project, Ensemble Gaudior
  • Tour appearances in Russia and Europe, 1993, 94, 97; Italy (period performance) 2008; Cuba 2012; Beijing 2015

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