Mary Barranger - Pianist
Mary Barranger has been the pianist for the San Diego Symphony since 1976, playing for their 2013 Carnegie Hall concert and tour of China, and has been principal pianist for the San Diego Chamber Orchestra (now Orchestra Nova) since 1988. She is a founding member of Camarada Chamber Music Ensemble, and has appeared as soloist with the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Pops Orchestra, and the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra. Mary has collaborated with Martha Howe in multiple recitals, including an Athanaeum Jacobs Noon Concert in 2013 and a Musical Merit recital in 2011, performs regularly with duo-pianist Diane Snodgrass, and has frequently collaborated in concerts and recordings with Zina Schiff, violinist. Their Naxos recording of the music of Cecil Burleigh was voted Critics’ Choice Best of 2002 in American Record Guide. In a review of that CD, The Strad magazine characterized Mary’s playing as “endlessly sympathetic.” In addition to her Flemish double she is the proud owner of an early harpsichord called a clavicytherium. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music and San Diego State University.