The Musicians Play On…Leah Nollenberger

Leah Nollenberger plays in the first violin section and is the orchestra’s secretary.

I play the violin. I started playing in third grade when I was 8 as part of my elementary school’s music program. I started playing with the CVSO in April 2016 when I moved to the Hartford area.

I’ve spent much of this time at home working. My office closed in mid-March and is only just starting to re-open now, in mid-June. I’ve been doing lots of walking and hiking with my dog while I’ve been home, and she will be very disappointed when I’m back in the office full time!

I always have music on at home. My music tastes are varied, from alternative rock to musical soundtracks to classical. I love listening to podcasts when I’m out for a walk. Vitamin String Quartet is another favorite.

I have finally started practicing my violin again. I’m going back to basics, and also plan on revisiting some pieces I’ve played in the past like Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole and the Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. I’m trying to keep my fingers and brain ready to get back to playing with the CVSO!