Marilyn teaches and performs in the Cleveland, OH area, and is available for lessons, events, religious services, chamber music, and orchestral performances. Marilyn is able to provide solo, duet, trio, or quartet music for your special occasion.
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
Originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, violinist Marilyn Marks Taylor has studied under leading professors, including Ivan Zenaty, Juliana Athayde, Zvi Zeitlin, and Charles Castleman, and has performed in master classes and studied with members of the Vermeer, Audubon, Cavani, Ying, and Chiara String Quartets.
Marilyn earned her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Eastman School of Music in 2012. While at Eastman she performed with many ensembles, including the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra and the Eastman Philharmonia, where she served as Principal Second Violin during the 2011 – 2012 academic year. Marilyn has performed in the Eastman Honors Chamber Music Recital in the spring of 2011 and 2012 and was selected to perform in the first annual Eastman Graduation Chamber Music Recital in May of 2012. During her undergraduate studies she was also a member of the Eastman Intensive Chamber Music Seminar.
Marilyn earned her Master of Music degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2014, where she served as concertmaster of the CIM orchestra. She is currently a substitute with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Akron Symphony, and plays with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra and the Firelands Symphony Orchestra. She spent her summers studying at the Vocal Arts and Music Festival at Virginia Tech, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Castleman Quartet Program, Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Meadowmount School of Music, and Eastern Music Festival.
Marilyn is currently a strings class instructor at Birchwood School, in addition to performing and managing a small private studio. She is trained and registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and is certified through Unit 4 of the Suzuki Violin literature. Marilyn currently resides in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with her husband, violinist Julian Taylor.
Past Booked Events
|September 11, 2015||Prank/Surprise|
St Clair Shores, MI
Recent review: Carrie was outstanding as well as prompt. Lovely performance.
Recent review: We are very thankful to Steve for helping to make our event a very touching evening.
Ann Arbor, MI
Recent review: My husband and I are both musicians, so live music was a requirement for us when it came to our…
Recent review: Florys was prompt and ready for our event! She played beautifully as a strolling violinist and…